2 killed as militants storm Shiite mosque in Pak’s restive North-West

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Islamabad | Published: February 13, 2015 9:13:34 PM

Unidentified militants attacked a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest during Friday prayers...

Peshawar, Peshawar attack, Terror attack peshawarPeople carry the body of a victim after an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen at a Shiite mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Militants stormed a Shiite mosque in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing many people in a wave of shooting and explosions before the siege ended, officials said. AP

Unidentified militants attacked a Shiite mosque in Pakistan’s restive northwest during Friday prayers, killing at least two worshippers and injured 20 others, police said.

The mosque was targeted in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

At least three explosions and gunfire was heard. The nature of explosions was not known yet.

So far two persons have been killed and 20 others have been injured, police said.

There were also reports that some militants were still in the mosque and are still exchanging fire with security forces.

The attack is a reminiscent of Peshawar school attack of Dec 16 that killed at least 150 people including 136 students.

Late last month, at least 61 people, including children, were killed in a suicide bombing during Friday prayers at a packed minority Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Sindh province, the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the country in recent times.

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