Sunni radicals bombed a women’s school bus in Quetta.
Then they went to the hospital where they were treating survivors and bombed them again.
A group behind assaults on Shiites in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for tandem attacks on a university bus and a hospital that killed at least 24.
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The Sunni extremist outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi announced on Sunday that it had sent a female suicide bomber to strike the bus in Quetta, capital of the restive Balochistan province, killing 14 students from a women’s university near a Shiite neighborhood on Saturday.
About 90 minutes later, a follow-up attack on the hospital treating survivors left at least 11 dead and led to a prolonged gun battle between security forces and militants occupying part of the building.
“The suicide attack on the bus was carried out by one of our sisters,” said Abubakar Siddiq, a spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. “She boarded the student bus and blew herself up. Then we carried out a second suicide attack at the hospital and our fighters killed several people. We did this because security forces killed our fighters and their wives in Kharotabad.”