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49 die in bomb in Pakistan mosque
30 Jan 2015 17:05
At least 49 people have been killed in a powerful bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan.
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More than 50 people were wounded in the attack, which happened in the city of Shikarpur, during Friday prayers.
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Part of the mosque is believed to have collapsed after the explosion, trapping some of the wounded beneath the rubble.
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Bystanders pulled victims from the debris and brought them to hospital by car as locals say there were not enough ambulances available.
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The army later sent additional vehicles to transport people to hospitals.
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A local doctor said the death toll is unclear as they attempt to compile lists from nearby cities where the wounded are taken for treatment.
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Local media reports suggest that the blast could have been a suicide attack, but police are investigating.
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It is not yet clear who carried out the attack but Sunni militant groups have targeted the Shia minority in the past.
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