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Mosque bombings kill at least 71 in Pakistan

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Mosque bombings kill at least 71 in Pakistan


Two bomb blasts at mosques in Pakistan have left at least 71 people dead with the number expected to rise.
66 died as the roof collapsed at a mosque in Darra Adam Khel after a suicide bomber blew himself up. Hundreds of worshippers were leaving the building after Friday prayers.
Later another mosque was targeted in Peshawar. The bombings took place in the north of the country close to an area where the Taliban is known to operate.
Amid the aftermath, 80 others injured in the first attack were taken to hospital. Reports say at least 15 were injured in the second blast.
Locals believe the bombings could be related to a turf war between rival militant groups.
The first attack was the biggest in Pakistan since September when 54 people died in the southwestern city of Quetta.

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