TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Aug 9, 2016

A suicide attacker killed almost 70 and injured more than 100 people – many of them lawyers – outside a hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta. The lawyers were there to mourn the killing of Bilal Anwar Kasi, the president of the Balochistan Bar Association, who was shot dead on his way to work Monday. Legal groups in Pakistan say lawyers will hold a week of mourning and boycott the courts in protest of the deaths. Rallies took place across the country today. A breakaway faction of the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. ABA President Paulette Brown responded to the situation saying the American legal community condemns the attack, which “strikes at the rule of law.” CNN has more on the story.