Suicide attack kills at least 38 at Pakistan funeral
QUETTA (AFP) - A suicide bomber on Thursday killed up to 38 people and wounded more than 50 others, most of them Pakistani policemen attending a funeral ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr.
The attack at the police headquarters in the south-western city of Quetta was the latest in a series of strikes highlighting the major security challenges faced by a newly elected government.
The bomber struck as officers gathered to pay their respects to a colleague who had been shot dead only hours before in Quetta, capital of the troubled province of Baluchistan.
Fayaz Sumbal, a deputy inspector general of police and one of the most senior officers in Quetta, was among those killed.