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Suicide blast kills 28 in Muhmand Agency Mosque

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PESHAWAR:(APS)September 16, 2016- A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in Mohmand Agency’s Anbar  tehsil during Friday prayers, leaving at least 28 people dead and 31 others injured, official of the political administration said.

Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar told media that the injured had been transported to hospitals in Bajaur Agency, Charsadda and Peshawar for treatment.

The bombing took place in the village of Butmaina in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.

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Akbar said that the bomber came in as Friday prayers were in progress and blew himself up in the main hall. A curfew was later imposed in the area.

Another local government official confirmed the information.

Shireen Zada, a resident who had prayed at another mosque, said he heard the blast as he was walking home.

“I rushed to the spot and when I went inside the hall there was blood and human remains everywhere and people crying out,” he said.

“I brought my pick-up truck, loaded three wounded and drove them to the hospital in Khar,” Shireen Zada said, referring to the nearest town.

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