’20 dead’ after Pakistan bomb blast

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Published: Friday 30th January 2015 by The News Editor

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At least 20 people have died after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the south of Pakistan, medical officials say.

The explosion went off during midday prayers in Shikarpur, is in Sindh province, roughly 310 miles north of the port city of Karachi

Dr Shaukat Ali Memon, who heads the hospital in Shikarpur where the dead were brought, told Pakistani television that 50 people – many severely wounded – were also brought to the hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Sunni Muslim extremists have often targeted religious institutions of Shiites, whom they do not consider to be true Muslims.

Published: Friday 30th January 2015 by The News Editor

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