21 killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Friday in a mosque in Hangu
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21 killed in a suicide bomb attack on a Friday in a mosque in Hangu

Hangu : Pakistan | Feb 01, 2013 at 7:28 AM PST
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From the latest suicide bomb attack on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Hangu on a Friday that let 21 dead leads one to infer that suicide bombers have a soft corner for Fridays.

The suicide bomber came on a motorcycle packed with 7-Kg of explosives in a narrow street.

Hangu is located in northwest Pakistan close to Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal region and is believed to be a stronghold of the Taliban as well as al-Qaeda elements as reported in bbc.com of dated 1st of February 2013.

Mian Mohammad Saeed, the local Chief of Police, has confirmed the incident and has said that the bomb exploded at one of the exits of the mosque that led to the Pat Bazaar.

It was a Shia mosque and the obvious targets were the Shias but many Sunnis also became victims because many of them have shops in the vicinity.

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