15 killed in twin mosque blasts

At least 15 people were killed and about 50 others injured when two blasts ripped through two mosques in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan Friday

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published: May 18, 2013 3:59 am

At least 15 people were killed and about 50 others injured when two blasts ripped through two mosques in the restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan Friday,officials said. The blasts occurred during Friday prayers in the mosques in the remote Bazdara area of Malakand district,an erstwhile stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban. Fifteen were killed,officials were quoted by TV news channels as saying. The mosques were damaged by the blasts. Officials said many of the injured were in a critical condition. Deputy Commissioner Amjad Ali said the death toll could rise. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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