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17 Detained Over Deadly Blast in Pakistan Mosque

Police raided homes in south-western Pakistan and detained 17 men in connection with the suicide bombing of a mosque in Quetta that killed 44 Shi’ite Muslims as they prayed, police said yesterday. The men, whom police have refused to identify by name or nationality, are being questioned about Friday’s bombing in the capital of Baluchistan province, near the border with Afghanistan, which also killed at least three attackers. Police said a fourth man, also believed to have been involved in the assault, died of injuries later in a hospital. ‘We are carrying out raids. We are picking up people. So far we have 17 people in custody,’ Quetta deputy police chief Humayun Jogezai said. Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali said investigators had found evidence of involvement of ‘foreign hands’ in the suicide attack, an apparent reference either to the Taleban and al-Qaeda in neighbouring Afghanistan or to Indian intelligence. Full Story

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