Suicide attack on Pakistan mosque

Several injured as man detonates explosives belt at minority Shia mosque in Punjab.

    The attacker blew himself up after a guard tried to stop him at the mosque's gate [Reuters]

    Sargodha is in Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province and its political heartland.

    The region has increasingly come under attack by al-Qaeda and Taliban, which have logistics and training centres close to the Afghan border several hundred kilometres away.

    More than 40 people were killed in twin suicide bombings at a Sufi shrine in the provincial capital Lahore this month.

    And more than 80 people were killed in twin attacks in late May on Ahmadis, a religious minority sect declared non-Muslims in Pakistan.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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