Last updated: February 23, 2018

Top Asian News 3:27 a.m. GMT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Many Pakistanis were in deep mourning on Tuesday, a day after a suicide bombing that targeted lawyers killed 70 people in the city of Quetta, touching a chord in the country’s long-simmering culture war. By targeting lawyers, Islamic radicals appeared to take aim at a pillar of the country’s budding civil society — and a symbol of the supremacy of secular law in a modern state. Across the country, many courts were closed and lawyers staged rallies in support of their colleagues. But in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Baluchistan, the streets were deserted.
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