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Deadly Suicide Blast Rips Through Pakistan Mosque

A suicide blast Friday tore through a crowded mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 30 more, officials said. The bombing happened in Mohmand Agency, one of the seven semi-autonomous Pakistani districts on the Afghan border. A spokesman for a splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban contacted VOA and took responsibility for the blast. The Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA) faction said the bomber targeted the mosque because members of a pro-government...

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