Bomb blast at Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan kills 56

January 30, 2015 6:40 PM

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, killing at least 56 people and wounding dozens more, in the deadliest act of anti-Shiite violence in two years.

The attack compounds Pakistan's security challenge to contain a surge in militancy following last month's killing of 150 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.

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