30 killed in Pakistan mosque suicide bombing

A government official says an attack on a northwestern Pakistan mosque was carried out by a suicide bomber and that the death toll has hit 30. Upper Dir district coordination officer Atif-ur-Rehman said scores more were wounded in the blast during Friday prayers. The attack is part of a wave of violence along the Afghan border in recent days just as the army says it is close to defeating Taliban insurgents in the Swat Valley. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the mosque blast.