September 3rd, 2010
09:06 AM ET

Pakistan blasts kill 59

Update 10:35 a.m. - death toll rises to 59

The death toll from a deadly blast in Quetta, Pakistan has risen to 59, and at least 160 people have been wounded, said Khadim Hussain, a police spokesman.

The blast occurred during an rally for Al Quds day, an annual event in the Arab and Muslim world that criticizes Israeli policies toward the Palestinians.

Dramatic television images showed what appeared to be the blast caught on camera, followed by heavy gunfire and people dispersing. Images also showed many casualties being treated.

Meanwhile, in northwestern Pakistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an place of worship Friday, killing himself and a pedestrian, police said.

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  1. Ashley

    I find it funny, yet sad that there are 33 comments on the American Idol story. And there are 59 known lives lost and no one has anything to say about that. A judge ocmpared to 59 souls. I woory about our America.

    September 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sarah

    PLEASE DONATE FOR PAKISTAN EMERGENCY DONATION & DOUBLE IT FROM CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BY SEP 12.
    CALL UNICEF CANADA 1-800-567-4483 OR UNICEF.CA
    $1, $2 OR MORE, EVERY $ COUNTS. THANKS IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY & PLEASE SPREAD THIS MESSAGE.

    September 11, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |