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Victims of Pakistan bomb attack mourned

Smoke rises in a Shiite Muslim area after the attack Feb. 16.
Smoke rises in a Shiite Muslim area after the attack Feb. 16.Naseer Ahmed / Reuters
Pakistani relatives of Saturday's bombing victims mourn next to the bodies in a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan, Feb. 17. Angry residents demanded government protection from an onslaught of attacks against Shiite Muslims a day after scores of people were killed in a massive bombing that a local official said was a sign that security agencies were too scared to do their jobs.Arshad Butt / AP

Dozens of people including schoolchildren were killed Saturday in a bomb attack carried out by extremists from Pakistan's Sunni Muslim majority, police said.

A spokesman for Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Sunni group, claimed responsibility for the bomb, which caused casualties in Quetta's main bazaar, a school and a computer center. Police said most of the victims were Shiites.

-- By Gul Yousufzai, Reuters

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A man prepares graves for the burial of victims.Naseer Ahmed / Reuters
A girl cries during the funeral for victims of Saturday's bomb attack.Naseer Ahmed / Reuters
A Pakistani paramilitary soldier inspects the belongings of a boy at the scene.Musa Farman / EPA
Fire rages from destroyed buildings Feb. 16 at the site of the attack.Yslb Pak / Zuma Press
Smoke rises in a Shiite Muslim area after the attack Feb. 16.Naseer Ahmed / Reuters