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    A powerful blast hit Monday a civil hospital in Pakistan's Quetta leaving at least 25 people dead and 35 injured, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Daily Pakistan newspaper, the explosion reportedly took place shortly after the body of slain former Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) President Bilal Anwar Kasi was brought to the hospital. Several of the victims are reported to be his colleagues and journalists.

    The majority of victims are lawyers, who arrived at the hospital, where the body of their colleague was delivered, according to the media outlet.

    Attacks against health workers are common in Pakistan. In January, an explosion outside a polio vaccination center in Quetta killed over a dozen of people.

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