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Dozens dead in Pakistan mosque attack

By Channel 4 News

Updated on 04 December 2009

At least 39 people have been killed and 40 wounded after a mosque was attacked during Friday Prayers in the Pakistan city of Rawlpindi.

Details of what happened are still emerging but there are reports that a suicide bomber entered the Mosque situated beside Pakistan's military headquarters.

Several further explosions and gunfire were heard. Ambulances rushed to the scene in busy Qasim Market area of the city.
The Pakistani security forces have been targeted in a series of recent attacks. Nineteen people were killed in an army base attack in Rawalpindi in October.

There has been a pattern of militant groups trying to attack security targets inside Pakistan recently, as the army pursues an offensive against militants in South Waziristan.

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