Two dead, fourteen injured following bomb attack at Sunni mosque in Pakistan

Pakistan mosque attack
Police officers and rescue workers gather at the site after a blast in a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan.

A bomb at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and wounded 14, officials said.

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.

There was no claim of responsibility.

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

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

Attacks on Sunni mosques are rare.

Police said they were investigating.

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