55 killed in bombing of mosque in Pakistan

January 31, 2015 7:15 AM

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55 killed in bombing of mosque in Pakistan

KARACHI — An explosion ripped through a Shi’ite mosque in southern Pakistan during weekly prayers Friday, killing 55 people and wounding at least 59 in an apparent suicide bombing, police said.

The bombing in Shikarpur, about 300 miles north of Karachi, was the country’s worst sectarian attack in months. It offered further proof that extremists are spreading deep into Sindh province, which had previously escaped the worst of Pakistan’s violence.

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