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Suicide Bomber Strikes Mohmand Mosque

by AFP
File Photo. Asif Hassan—AFP

File Photo. Asif Hassan—AFP

At least 16 people killed, 35 others wounded in attack during Friday prayers.

A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded 35 others as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Mohmand Agency, officials said.

The bombing took place in the village of Butmana in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the Pakistan Army has been fighting against Taliban militants.

“The Friday prayer was in progress at the mosque when a suicide bomber blew himself up killing at least 16 worshippers and wounding 35 others,” said a senior tribal administration official. “The area is remote and so far I have received only this information from our sources via wireless,” he said.

Another local government official confirmed the information.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Pakistani Taliban in particular routinely attack soft targets such as courts, schools and mosques.

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