Pakistan Mosque Blast Kills 28

A bomb disposal squad has defused a second bomb outside a Shiite mosque in the eastern Pakistani city of Sialkot where a suicide bomb blast killed 28 people and wounded more than 50, police said.The explosion occurred during Friday prayers in the mosque in Sialkot, 170 km (100 miles) southeast of Islamabad.The 9-kilogram bomb was recovered from a suspicious briefcase at the door of the mosque.Police, who said the explosion was a suicide bomb, said 700 to 800 people were at the mosque when the blast. Similar attacks have targeted Shiite mosques across the country.”This is a very tragic incident,” said Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, in an interview with CNN.He said the attack came a few days after a number of terrorists were killed in an encounter with authorities.”These kind of people are not Sunni, not Shiite, they are not Muslims. They are troublemakers” trying to destabilize Pakistan because it is on the front line in the war on terror, he said.Full Story

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