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At Least 8 Die In Pakistan Hospital Attack


Men remove dead bodies from the site of the suicide bomb attack inside a civil hospital in Quetta on April 16.
A suicide bomber has killed at least eight people and wounded more than 30 in a suspected sectarian attack on a Pakistani hospital.

The bomber struck the hospital's emergency ward in the southwestern city of Quetta, where mourners and journalists had gathered for the arrival of the body of a Shi'ite bank manager killed in a drive-by shooting earlier in the day.

A television journalist and two senior police officials are among the dead.

Shi'ite Muslims are a minority in Pakistan, which is about 80 percent Sunni, and thousands of people have died in sectarian violence across the country in the past 30 years.

compiled from agency reports