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Suicide bomber kills 24 at Pakistan mosques

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A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding up to 55 as worshippers poured out of weekly prayers, officials said. 

Pakistani soldiers and police gather at the site of a bomb blast outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in Hangu, on February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber targeted a Shiite Muslim mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding up to 55 as worshippers poured out of weekly prayers, officials said.

The bomber detonated explosives packed into a motorcycle in a narrow lane containing both the Shiite and a Sunni Muslim mosque in the town of Hangu, the latest bloody sectarian attack in a country where such violence is on the rise.

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