At least 49 dead in bomb blast at Shiite mosque in Pakistan

January 30, 2015 2:43 PM

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ISLAMABAD – A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

The blast was the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in months and comes as Pakistan is already struggling to contain a surging militancy following the horrific Peshawar school attack that killed 150 people in December.

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