Teenager Blows Up at Pakistani Shiite Moque- At Least 8 Are Dead
Terror front moves to Pakistan…
A teenager suicider exploded in a crowded mosque today in Pakistan.
A bomb attack victim arrives at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, after a suicide attacker detonated a bomb killing seven people and wounded many at a local mosque. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)
A teenage suicide attacker blew himself up Thursday at a Shiite mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least eight people and wounding 20, officials said.
The explosion happened days before the start of the Muslim religious festival of Ashura, a traditionally tense time when minority Shiite Muslims mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson in the seventh century.
“It was a suicide attack,” interior ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema told AFP. “The bomber was 15 or 16 years old and he blew himself up after entering the gate leading to the prayer hall.”
People gathered outside the Shiite mosque where a suicide attacker detonated a bomb killing seven people and wounded many in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.
(AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)