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23 December 2007 :: 16:12:36 pm 30700

Pakistan – 48 Dead And 80 Injured In Suicide Bomb.

48 people were killed and 80 injured in a suicide bomb in a mosque in Charsadda, Northwest Pakistan during Eid festival prayers on Friday.
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Whilst a former government interior minister, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao was offering Muslim Eid festival prayers in a mosque in Charsadda, northwest Pakistan, a suicide bomber who was sat amongst the middle of the worshippers detonated a bomb killing 48. The minister was unhurt but at least 80 other were injured during the blast.

Body parts and clothing were left scattered around the mosque. Mohammed Asad, 45, who lost 2 cousins in the attack said ?It?s inhuman. No Muslim can do such a thing on the day of Eid? There were around 1200 worshippers in the mosque at the time. 

Interior ministry spokesman Colonel Javed Lodhi said that Sherpao was the likely target of the attack. He escaped uninjured but his son was wounded in the attack. Sherpao was injured in another suicide attack in Charsadda during a public meeting in April.

There has been numerous violent clashes and suicide attacks resulting in over 800 deaths since a military assault on the Red Mosque in July. Islamic militants have been blamed for the attacks.

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