At least 56 killed after suicide bombings rip through two religious ceremonies in Pakistan


At least 56 people were killed and more than 130 others were injured after two separate suicide bombings ripped through two religious ceremonies in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

According to authorities, the first attack occurred in the town of Makran where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Shia Muslims who had gathered to commemorate the 7th-century martyrdom of Imam Hussain.

The second attack took place in the port city of Gwadar, where a suicide bomber targeted a Sunni Muslim congregation in a nearby mosque.

At least 21 people were killed in the Makran attack while 35 others died in the Gwadar bombing. The Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for both attacks.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but there is speculation that it was retaliation by Islamist militant groups for the death of a well-known Mulsim cleric in recent weeks.

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