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Suicide attack in Pakistan kills 14

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 14:54 hrs

At least 14 people lost their lives on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar city, said reports.

At least 30 others were injured in the attack that took place during Friday prayers.

The police rushed to the spot immediately.

Superintendent of Police Rural Shafiullah Khan told Dawn.com that one of the attackers wearing a suicide vest entered the mosque and blew himself up in front of the worshippers.

He said three attackers attempted to enter the Hussaini madressa mosque in Chamkini area on Friday but they were denied permission by the security guards posted at the entrance of the mosque.

While two attackers were prevented from entering the complex, one managed to enter the Imambargah after gunning down the guards.

Bomb Disposal Squad official Abdul Haq told Dawn.com that six to seven kilograms of high intensity explosives and four kilograms of pellets were used in the blast.

The police have cordoned off the area after the attack.

The injured people were taken to a hospital.

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