Friday, April 1, 2011

At least two killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan

At least two people were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide attack registered at a mosque in northwestern Pakistan, told Efe an official source. A suicide bomber with an explosive vest tried to enter the temple, located in the town of Dara Adam Khel, where he was detained by security guards, which prevented it blew up inside.

The city's political chief, Jehangir Khan, told Efe by telephone that two people were killed and eight were injured in the explosion. Dara Adam Khel is located between Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), and the district of Kohat, near the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

The town is known for its gun culture and the markets sold automatic rifles to the famous 'Kalashnikov'. KPK different areas, especially those strategic points which serve as entrance to the tribal regions where Pakistani Taliban movement has its main strongholds, have suffered attacks in recent weeks.

The security forces, anti-Taliban militias and places of worship have been the targets of these attacks. The Taliban and jihadist networks particularly severe attack related to the Pashtun population or the government-backed militias to counter their influence

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