Pakistani residents place candles at the site during a vigil to pay tribute to victims a day after a suicide bombing at the Civil Hospital in Quetta on August 9, 2016. AFP / BANARAS KHAN
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Pakistan began burying 74 people Tuesday, most of them lawyers, killed in an attack on a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, as lawyers staged a nationwide strike and heaped pressure on the government to do more against militants.Four of over one hundred people wounded, including two more lawyers, died in hospital Tuesday morning, taking the toll to 74, said Abdul Rehman, the medical superintendent at the Civil Hospital, Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province.It was the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan this year and the latest in a string of strikes on lawyers, seen by some militants as an extension of the state and so legitimate targets.Supreme Court Bar president Ali Zafar called for the government to do more to protect lawyers.Later, however, Daesh said one of its fighters carried out the attack, in what would mark an escalation in the ability of the group, or its regional offshoots, to strike in Pakistan.
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