ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Twelve people were killed and 35 were wounded Friday morning in a suicide bombing at a western Pakistan hospital, authorities said. The attack occurred at Civil Hospital in the city of Quetta, police said.
Among the dead were four police officers and a TV cameraman, authorities said. Police found the head of the suicide bomber and he appears to around 20 years old.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a banned militant group in Pakistan, has claimed responsibility for the suicide blast, according to group spokesman Ali Sher Haideri.
In an unrelated incident, militants bombed a school in northwest Pakistan early Friday, officials said.
The attack on the five-room girls' school in the Charsada district of the North West Frontier Province is the latest in a series of blasts that have destroyed dozens of schools in the area in recent years.
The attack occurred about 2 a.m. Friday, said Riaz Muhammad, Charsada district police officer.
Militants placed explosives in three parts of the school, Muhammad said.
- Journalist Kiran Khalid and Nazar Ul-Islam contributed to this report.