Bomb in Shi'ite mosque kills 22 people in Pakistan

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April 5, 2009 11:45

 
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A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Shi'ite mosque south of the Pakistani capital on Sunday, killing 22 people and wounding more than 30. Pakistan has been plagued by rising violence outside the dangerous Afghan border region, including a suicide bombing in Islamabad on Saturday that killed eight paramilitary personnel and a deadly commando-style attack against a police academy last week in Lahore. The suicide bomber set off his explosives Sunday at the entrance to a mosque in Chakwal city in Punjab province, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Islamabad, during a religious congregation, said Nadim Hasan Asif, a top security official in Punjab. "The suspected man was stopped at the entrance and pushed himself in and exploded," Asif said.

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