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Bomb attack kills 25 in northwest Pakistan mosque

At least 25 people have been killed and 30 more wounded in a bomb attack in a Pakistani mosque near the Afghanistan border, a regional official says.

 

 

At least 25 people have been killed and 30 more wounded in a bomb attack in a Pakistani mosque near the Afghanistan border, a regional official says.

The blast occurred during Friday prayers in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, Naveed Akbar, the deputy administrator of Mohmand agency, said.

“The suicide bomber caused a huge blast in the crowded mosque,” pointing out that a portion of the mosque and veranda collapsed in the blast and fell on worshipers. “We are still retrieving bodies and the injured from rubble of the mosque building,” he added.

Thousands of people have been killed over the past decade as a result of the surge in violence in Pakistan.

 

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