At least 56 killed after suicide bombings rip through two religious ceremonies in Pakistan
https://t.co/EPDfMIzKnw | @AFP pic.twitter.com/F4uiV1ia1G — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 23, 2020
There were two separate suicide bomber attacks that occurred on November 22nd in Pakistan. The first attack took place in the morning at a Sikh religious gathering in a Gurdwara in the eastern city of Nankana Sahib, claiming several lives. At least 20 people were killed.
The second attack was on a community shrine in the village of Juma Khan near the city of Quetta in Balochistan, with reports saying that it killed at least 36 people.
The attacks were condemned by global leaders including U.N human rights chief Michele Bachelet, who said in a statement that “attacks against unarmed civilians, of any faith, are unacceptable.” The Pakistani government has also said it will do its best to combat terrorism and bring those responsible for the attacks to justice.