Mosque hit my suicide attackers near army headquarters

Mosque hit my suicide attackers near army headquarters

By Brittany Falkers

 

            At least 36 worshippers were killed, including six military officers, during Friday prayers, according to the Star Tribune.

            The attackers sprayed gunfire and threw grenades before blowing themselves up, officials told the Star Tribune. 

            The attack happened at a mosque n the garrison city of Rawalpindi, which added a further blow against the military establishment as the arm pursues militants in the lawless tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, according to the New York Times.

            The brazenness of the attack stunned Pakistan, the New York Times said.  

            The attack was the latest in a wave of strikes by suspected Islamist insurgents that has killed more than 400 people in Pakistan since October, the Star Tribune said.

            A military statement said four attackers hurled grenades, then opened fire as they launched toward the mosque, which was located on Parade Lane in a military residential colony, just a few miles from the capital.  Two suicide bombers then blew themselves up inside, while they other two militants were killed in an exchange of gunfire, according to the Star Tribune.

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