Published 11 January 2013
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.