Attack, Mosque Blast Kill 5 in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan May 30, 2005 — A suicide bomber blew himself up during evening prayers at a Shiite mosque Monday, killing one worshipper and wounding 20 after a gunbattle outside that killed another attacker and two police officers.

A crowd outraged by the attack went on a rampage afterward in this southern city, burning cars and shops nearby. Eight people were injured.

The attack occurred at the Madinatul Ilm Imambargah in eastern Karachi, said Asif Ijaz, a Karachi police official. Three attackers stole an automatic weapon from a police guard outside the mosque and shot him to death, Ijaz said. Full Story

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