Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Worshippers killed in mosque attack

Two people have been killed in a mosque attack in eastern Pakistan

Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers inside a mosque in eastern Pakistan, killing two people, police said.

Senior police official Babar Bakhat Qureshi said seven others were wounded in the attack in the city of Bahawalpore.

He said the motive behind the attack on the Sunni mosque was not immediately clear.

Pakistan has a history of sectarian violence often involving Sunni extremists targeting minority Shiite Muslims. But attacks on Sunni mosques are also common.

Bahawalpore is about 60 miles west of Multan, a main city in eastern Pakistan.

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