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Pakistan Mosque Bombing Kills 10: Police | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – A bomb exploded at a mosque in northwest Pakistan during the main Muslim weekly prayers on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding up to 40 more, police said.

The explosion took place on the hilly outskirts of Dir Bala town in Upper Dir, a district bordering a region where the military has been pressing an offensive against Taliban militants for six weeks.

“Ten people were killed and up to 40 injured in the blast,” said Upper Dir police official Amin Sayed.

The local police chief in Dir Bala said initially that four people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, but had warned that the casualty numbers were likely to go up.

On March 27, a suicide bomber attacked a packed mosque in Jamrud, also in northwest Pakistan, at prayer time, killing about 50 people.