At least 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured in two separate suicide attacks on religious ceremonies in Pakistan on Sunday, according to Pakistani officials.
The first bombing occurred in the southwestern province of Baluchistan near the border with Iran, where a suicide bomber detonated a device near a Shia mosque that was hosting a mourning ceremony for the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, Ali al-Akbar. At least 28 people were killed in the attack and more than 70 injured.
The second attack occurred outside a Sunni mosque in Mohmand district in the tribal belt of northwestern Pakistan, where another suicide bomber detonated a device that killed at least 28 people and injured more than 130.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Pakistani military has blamed the Taliban for the attacks, accusing the group of trying to stir sectarian tensions between Shia and Sunni Muslims in the region. The Taliban has denied any involvement.
Pakistan has seen an increase in terrorist attacks in recent months, particularly against Shia and other religious minorities. The Pakistani government has pledged to take strong action to combat terrorism and root out the extremist groups behind these attacks.