Taliban attack Pakistan Shiite mosque in Peshawar

February 13, 2015 3:44 PM

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Taliban attack Pakistan Shiite mosque in Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Taliban militants stormed a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 20 people in a wave of gunfire and explosions before the siege ended, officials said.

The attack marks the latest violence against a religious minority that has suffered repeated bombings and assassinations by hard-line Islamic militants. The violence also underscored the challenges the military and police face to secure the country two months after a horrific Taliban attack against ...

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