Blast at mosque in Quetta, 02 dead

Blast at mosque in Quetta, 02 dead

A Pakistani police official says an explosion at a mosque in restive Baluchistan province’s capital of Quetta wounded at least thirteen people and two of them were found dead.

Abdul Razzak Cheema, deputy inspector of police, says the blast occurred during Friday prayers at the mosque in Pashtoonabad neighbourhood.

The blast was so loud that it left the windowpanes of the houses densely shattered.

The source of the explosion was not immediately clear and no group immediately claimed responsibility for setting it off.

Sectarian violence, mostly targeting Pakistan’s minority Shiite Muslims, has left hundreds dead in recent years in Baluchistan. However, the Pashtoonabad neighbourhood in Quetta is a Sunni majority area and the mosque was attended by Sunni Muslims.


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