11 Jan 2013

Bombs at snooker hall kill 81

9:44 am on 11 January 2013

Twin blasts at a snooker hall in the city of Quetta in south-western Pakistan have killed 81 people and wounded many more.

Police said the first bomb exploded outside the building and the second blast occurred 10 minutes later.

The BBC reports many of the casualties were caused by the second blast.

Earlier, a bomb in a market area killed 11 people and wounded 27 others.

The United Baloch Army said it carried out that attack.