2 killed, 15 injured after blast inside mosque in Pakistan (VIDEO, PHOTO)

24 May, 2019

2 killed, 15 injured after blast inside mosque in Pakistan (VIDEO, PHOTO)
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At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a bomb exploded inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Quetta, Pakistan, according to a rescue source quoted by Geo TV.

The device was hidden near the Rehmania Mosque’s pulpit, state-run Radio Pakistan said, citing police.

The mosque’s administration told reporters that there were around 30 to 40 people inside the building at the time of the incident.

The deputy inspector of police said that three of the injured are in critical condition. Women and children are said to be among those hurt in the blast.ALSO ON RT.COM3 killed, 30+ injured after blast rocked mosque full of Friday worshippers in Afghan capital

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has condemned the incident and ordered an investigation. No group has yet claimed responsibility.

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Sectarian violence often targets the Shia Muslim minority in Pakistan, however, this explosion took place in a Sunni majority area in a mosque attended by Sunni followers.

Later on Friday, there was an explosion at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. It killed at least two people including a prominent imam.

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