Suicide Bombing Rocks Hospital in Quetta, Pakistan — Over 70 Dead & 100+ Wounded Brett Gifford August 9, 2016 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan earlier today that took the lives of over 70 people with about 100 wounded at this time. Journalists in Pakistan are stating that a separate ISIS related cell named ‘Jamaat-ul-Ahrar’ issued an online statement claiming that it was responsible for the bombing. Pakistan has been a large safe haven for terrorist groups in the past, and has been frequently rocked with explosions, honor killings, and planned attacks in the past. The group that claims responsibility for the attack appears to be made up of former Taliban fighters that broke away form their previous groups after U.S. drone strikes that were carried out in 2013. What we know so far: Officials say the scene is secure & local hospital efforts have been increased for the injured victims. One Journalist describes the scene as ‘a bloody mixture of men in suits and journalists’. Quetta Medical officials state that the death toll is now 70, with 100+ wounded. This is the deadliest attack in Quetta since 2013. Anwar ul Haq Kakr, a local government spokesman, has stated that ‘It seems it was a pre-planned attack’. The blast appears to be located at a Civilian Hospital in Quetta, specifically outside the casualty ward. Updates will come as we learn more.