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At least 9 killed, 33 wounded in blast at mosque in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff

An explosion at a mosque in northern Pakistan on Friday killed at least nine people and wounded 33 others.
An explosion at a mosque in northern Pakistan on Friday killed at least nine people and wounded 33 others.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A police official says hundreds of people were inside at the time of the blast
  • The explosion occurred in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province
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  • Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- An explosion at a mosque in northern Paksitan during Friday prayers killed at least nine people and wounded 33 others, officials said.

Hundreds of people were inside the shrine in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province at the time of the blast, police official Kareem Khan said.

Food was being distributed when the explosion occurred, he said.

The blast took place in the village of Akbar Pura in Nowhera district, police official Salimullah Khan said.

Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report.

 
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