பாகிஸ்தானில் மசூதிக்குள் முன்னாள் இந்துக்கள் கொலைவெறித்தாக்குதலில் ஈடுபட்டத்தில் முன்னாள் இந்துக்கள் இன்னாள் முஸ்லீம்கள் 40 பேர் மரணமடைந்தார்கள். இதில் பெண்களும் சிறுவர்களும் அடங்குவர்
Bomb kills around 40 at mosque in NW Pakistan
Fri Jun 5, 2009 6:25am EDT
ISLAMABAD, June 5 (Reuters) - A bomb blast killed around 40 worshippers attending Friday prayers at a mosque in a remote area of northwest Pakistan, a senior official told Reuters.
"Around 40 people are killed. The death toll is 40. We have no idea as yet how many have been wounded," Atif-ur-Rehman, the senior-most government administrator in Upper Dir, where the explosion occured, said.
Upper Dir is close to Swat valley where Pakistani security forge launched a major offensive last month to expel Taliban militants.
Pakistani officials have warned that militants would strike back.
U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke was due to hold talks with army chief General Ashfaq Kayani on Friday.
Dir's blast is the ninth bomb attack in the country since the offensive began, and the Taliban has threatened more revenge. (Reporting by Zeeshan Haider, writing by Simon Cameron-Moore; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)