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At least 25 dead in Pakistani mosque suicide bombing

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the bombing (Image courtesy: US Department of State/Wikimedia)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A SUICIDE bomber shouted “Allahu akbar” and blew himself up in a packed mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding 30 during Friday prayers on September 16, a local official said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Payee Khan, a village in Mohmand Agency that is part of the lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan. “The suicide bomber was in a crowded mosque, he shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is greatest) and then there was a huge blast,” Naveed Akbar, deputy administrator of Mohmand Agency, told reporters. Akbar added that some fatalities…

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