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Bombing outside hospital in Pakistani city of Quetta kills 6

  • People carry an injured lawyer to a hospital following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital Monday, killing dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    People carry an injured lawyer to a hospital following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital Monday, killing dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Pakistani paramedic carries accompany injured lawyers to a hospital following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital Monday, killing dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    A Pakistani paramedic carries accompany injured lawyers to a hospital following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off on the grounds of a government-run hospital Monday, killing dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person for medical help following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off inside a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens of others, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Pakistani volunteers rush an injured person for medical help following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off inside a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens of others, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded at the main gate of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least six people.

Police official Afzal Khan says several people were also wounded in Monday's blast, which took place shortly after the body of a prominent lawyer killed in a shooting attack earlier in the day was brought to the hospital.

Khan says dozens of lawyers and journalists were present inside the hospital when the bomb went off. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Anwalullah Kakar, the government spokesman in southwestern Baluchistan province, says an investigation is underway.

It was also unknown who was behind the killing of the lawyer, Bilal Kasi, who was gunned down on his way to court earlier in the day.