25 dead as suicide bombing hits Pakistan mosque

25 dead as suicide bombing hits Pakistan mosque

PanARMENIAN.Net - The death toll in a suicide bombing in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, September 16 rose to 25, a regional official said, with 30 wounded during the attack on a packed mosque, Reuters reports.

"A portion of the mosque and veranda collapsed in the blast and fell on worshippers. We are still retrieving bodies and the injured from rubble of the mosque building," Naveed Akbar, deputy administrator of Mohmand Agency, told Reuters.

The attack took place during Friday prayers in the village of Payee Khan, in the Mohmand Agency region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan.

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