At least 20 killed in explosion at Pakistan Shi'ite mosque

January 30, 2015 10:29 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed on Friday when an explosion ripped through a packed Shi'ite mosque in the Pakistani city of Shikarpur and left more than 50 others injured, officials said.

Sectarian violence has been on the rise in Pakistan, where radical Sunni Islamist groups often target mosques frequented by Shi'ites, whom they see as infidels. Shi'ites form about a fifth of the population of around 180 million.

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