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Unknown terrorists attacked Pakistan’s Rehmani and Afghanistan’s Isteghfar mosques around Friday prayers, killing four worshippers, including one of the religious clerics, and injuring 35 others during Ramadan, the ongoing holiest month for Muslims.
“Those who make innocent people the target of terrorism in this blessed month and on this blessed day deserve a severe punishment,” Jam Kamal Khan Alyani, the chief minister of Pakistan’s largest province of Balochistan, told Pakistan’s Dawn.
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Unnamed terrorists targeted the Rehmani mosque close to the Friday prayer time in the Balochistan provincial capital of Quetta, killing three people and wounding 19 others, Dr. Saleem Abro, the civil hospital medical superintendent, told Dawn.
The news outlet added:
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The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the casualties and said that the attack was carried out through an improvised explosive device (IED). According to Cheema, the blast occurred before Friday prayers started.
Via Twitter, Shehryar Afridi, the state minister for States and Frontier Regions, denounced the attack, writing:
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Another nefarious act by Evil forces in Quetta. Even in Ramadan they choose to target civilians praying in a [mosque]. It is so painful & astonishing to see that evil forces are targeting innocent civilians. Our resilience will not be shaken by such coward acts ever Inn Shaa Allah:
Another nefarious act by Evil forces in Quetta. Even in Ramadan they choose to target civilians praying in a Masjid. It is so painful & astonishing to see that evil forces are targeting innocent civilians. Our resilience will not be shaken by such coward acts ever Inn Shaa Allah.
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Alyani condemned that blast and urged the city to step up security.
Similar to the mosque bombing in neighboring Afghanistan, no group or person has claimed responsibility for the attack in Balochistan yet.
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