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67 killed in Pak mosque blast
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS):
Published on 6 Nov. 2010 12:21 AM IST
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At least 67 people were killed and more than 100 injured Friday when a mosque was hit by a powerful blast by a suicide bomber near Kohat town in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, state television PTV reported. The blast targeted a mosque in Darra Adam Khel area under Sapeena police station when the Friday mid-day prayers were being offered, said Shahidullah, Dictrict Cordination Officer (DCO), Kohat. “The roof of the mosque has caved in and several people are still trapped under the debris,” he said.
“The suicide bomber who carried out the blast was around 17-18 years old,” the report said quoting security officials. The number of dead and injured is feared to rise as locals are shifting the victims to hospitals in private vehicles as well, said GEOTV. added.
“There are no proper medical facilities in the area, which is about 70 km from Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,” media reports said.

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