Skip to comments.At least 52 killed in 'suicide attack' on gathering to mark Prophet Mohammed's birthday as separate blast leaves dozens trapped under rubble at second mosque in Pakistan
Posted on 09/29/2023 1:10:11 PM PDT by Morgana
At least 52 people have died and more than 80 have been injured after a suspected suicide bomb exploded near a mosque at a gathering celebrating the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad in south-west Pakistan.
The bombing occurred in Mastung, a district in Balochistan province, according to government administrator Atta Ullah.
Injured people were rushed to nearby hospitals and some are in a critical condition.
There are also local reports of a separate blast that ripped through a mosque located on the premises of a police station in Hangu, a district in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, wounding seven people some 350 miles from the first blast.
Local reports said at least two have been killed in the attack.
The mud-brick mosque collapsed because of the impact of the blast and rescuers have desperately removed the debris to pull out trapped worshippers from the rubble, said Shah Raz Khan, a local police officer.
Police say it was not immediately clear what caused the blast. No one claimed responsibility, and it was unclear what caused the blast when around 40 people, the most part police officers, were praying at the mosque.
A senior police officer, Mohammad Nawaz, was among the dead at the Mastung blast, Mr Ullah said.
Officers are investigating to determine whether the bombing was a suicide attack.
Muslims in Pakistan and around the world celebrate the birthday of Islam's prophet by holding public gatherings. The birth anniversary, known as Mawlid an-Nabi, involves day-long celebrations and free meals are given out to people.
Just a few days before the bombing authorities asked police to remain on maximum alert as militants could target rallies for the event.
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But the politicians want to eliminate Christian holidays!
Apparently they just can’t blow out candles like everyone else.
It’s hard to understand this. Why?
Extreme MAGA suspected
Yeah but Christians are opposed to gay marriage and sex change operations for kiddies.
Hey it’s lucky Muslims don’t value human life or some folks might be unhappy about this.
Hope the injured were vaxxed.
The Religion of Pieces strikes again. It sent at least 52 of its adherents to meet with Mohammed and his boss Satan.
They aren’t fellow worshipers if they don’t believe exactly the same dogma, therefore, it’s considered similar to blowing up non-Muslims. It’s all or nothing for the extremist sects. Muslims are their own worst enemy.
The Religion of Peace strikes the Religion of Peace!
Don’t worry, mad Mo the false prophet is now roasting uncomfortably in hell.
Anybody got the Mo-with-bomb-as-turban cartoon?
Any day a Moslem dies is a good day.
All the world’s real religions agree
Is it REALLY a Muslim holiday unless someone blows themselves up?
Nothing says Happy Birthday to your favorite deity like serial bombings of your neighborhood house of worship.
Muslims killing muslims is a good thing.
You win the internets!
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