Bomb blast inside Pakistani mosque wounds five

A bomb exploded inside a Shiite Muslim mosque Monday in the northwestern Pakistan city of Bannu, wounding five people, two seriously, police said. The bomb went off as people were arriving at the mosque for a gathering in connection with the Shiite religious festival of Ashoura, said Sadullah Khan, a Bannu police officer. Dozens of people were inside the mosque when the blast happened, and two of the five wounded were in serious condition, Khan said.