Thursday 19 April 2018

19 die in attack on Pakistan mosque

Pakistani security officials look for forensic evidence at a Shiite mosque attacked by militants in Peshawar. (AP)
Pakistani security officials look for forensic evidence at a Shiite mosque attacked by militants in Peshawar. (AP)

A militant attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 19 people, officials say.

The attack also wounded more than 40 people, according to provincial information minister Mushtaq Ghani. There was much shooting in the immediate aftermath of the explosion but he said the violence is over.

A senior police officer, Mian Mohammad Saeed, said three or four attackers entered the mosque and one suicide bomber blew himself up.

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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