Explosion at Sunni Muslim mosque in Pakistan claims lives of 2, wounds 14

Last Updated: May 24 2019 19:26
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According to the officials, an explosion at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and injured 14.

The blast went off at the Sunni Muslim mosque when people were offering Friday prayers.

“There were about 100 people there when a bomb exploded very close to the prayer leader,” said police officer Abdul Qayum.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Quetta is the capital Baluchistan province which has been plagued for decades by a separatist insurgency. The separatists usually attack energy infrastructure and the security forces.

Sunni Muslim extremists also operate in the province. They usually attack government targets and members of the Shi’ite Muslim minority.