(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Gunmen took control of parts of a hospital in Quetta, in Southwest Pakistan on Saturday.
Pakistan’s interior minister said that security forces stormed up to the building and killed four attackers. A fifth attacker was captured and all 35 hostages were freed.
The extremist Sunni militant group Laskar-e-Jhangvi said that it carried out both the hospital attack and an earlier explosion on a bus. At least eleven students were killed in the bus explosion. The hospital where the takeover took place is where the students injured in the bus explosion were being treated.
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