US condemns "senseless and inhumane" attacks in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - The United States has condemned the "senseless and inhumane" extremist attacks in Pakistan after a day of bomb blasts that killed 126 people and sparked angry protests by Shiite Muslims.
Two suicide bombers killed 92 people and wounded 121 when they targeted a crowded snooker club in the south-western city of Quetta on Thursday, in an area dominated by Shiite Muslims from the Hazara ethnic minority.
US State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland on Friday said Washington offered "the families of those killed in these brutal attacks in Quetta, in Swat, in Karachi ... our deepest condolences".
"We obviously stand with the people of Pakistan in strongly condemning these senseless and inhumane acts," she added.