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Saving Pakistan

The country is at war with itself

By Samira Shackle   March 2013

The aftermath of an explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, on 10th January © Demotix/PPIimages

The evening of 10th January began like any other. A group of men gathered in a large snooker hall in Alamdar Road, a Shia area in the city of Quetta,  western Pakistan. And then, in an instant, chaos descended. Two huge bomb blasts, detonated within 10 minutes of each other, left 85 people dead and a further 120 injured. “It was like the end of the world,” says Mohammed, who was left permanently disabled by the…

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