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Pakistan. 14 killed in an explosion targeting a mosque during evening prayers

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Fourteen people, including a police officer, were killed in an explosion targeting a mosque during evening prayer in Quetta, southwestern Pakistan.

The city’s police chief, Abdul Razzaq Shaima, said that the blast, along with the fourteen dead, had wounded 20 people, all of whom were worshipers, according to the Associated Press.

He added that some of the wounded were “in critical condition”, adding to fears of a high death toll.

As of 16:16 GMT, no party has claimed responsibility for the accident.

In May 2019, a bombing in a mosque in the city of Quetta killed two people, including the imam, and wounded 28 worshipers.

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