August 2016: Quetta, Pakistan Target of Terror
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Quetta, Pakistan Target of Terror
- On August 8, 2016, a suicide bomber strikes a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan killing 74 people. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, claims responsibility for the attack stating, "Our attacks will continue till the imposition of the Islamic system in the country." A regional branch of ISIS also claims responsibility. Violence has been common in this province, but until now, ISIS has not claimed responsibility.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Arshad Butt