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String of Bombings Kills Scores In Pakistan

In one of Pakistan's bloodiest days in recent years, a series of bombings struck two cities on January 10, killing at least 115 people and wounding dozens more. The deadliest attacks were twin blasts which killed 81 people at a snooker hall in Quetta, the capital of the province of Balochistan. The bombings were claimed by the Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, while an earlier attack in Quetta was claimed by the separatist United Baluch Army. In the northwestern Swat Valley, at least 22 people were reported killed by an explosion near Mingora.

An injured rescue worker receives treatment at a hospital after the second bomb blast in Quetta.
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An injured rescue worker receives treatment at a hospital after the second bomb blast in Quetta.

Police tape marks the site of the first bomb blast in Quetta, which killed 11 people and injured 27.
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Police tape marks the site of the first bomb blast in Quetta, which killed 11 people and injured 27.

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Pakistani security personnel examine the site of one of the explosions.
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Pakistani security personnel examine the site of one of the explosions.

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On the outskirts of Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, another blast struck the Maki mosque.
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On the outskirts of Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, another blast struck the Maki mosque.

Police inspect the damage to a mosque bombing.
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Police inspect the damage to a mosque bombing.

A wounded man receives treatment in Mingora.
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A wounded man receives treatment in Mingora.

Later in the day, two apparently coordinated bombings shook Quetta again.
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Later in the day, two apparently coordinated bombings shook Quetta again.

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People inspect the damage in Quetta the day after the attacks.
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People inspect the damage in Quetta the day after the attacks.

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The funeral of a Pakistani journalist, Imran Sheikh, who was killed in twin bomb blasts in Quetta.
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The funeral of a Pakistani journalist, Imran Sheikh, who was killed in twin bomb blasts in Quetta.

People carry the coffin of a bombing victim in Mingora.
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People carry the coffin of a bombing victim in Mingora.

People gather around victims during a funeral service at a Quetta mosque.
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People gather around victims during a funeral service at a Quetta mosque.

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