Suicide Bomber Kills At Pakistani Mosque During Friday Morning Prayers

Least 48 at Pakistani Mosque

Jamrud, Pakistan (RPRN) 27 March 2009 -Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has turned a crowded mosque into a heap of rubble, killing at least 48 people.Pakistanis are pulling bodies out of what is left of the mosque in the town of Jamrud, near the Afghan border.

Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber has turned a crowded mosque into a heap of rubble, killing at least 48 people.

Pakistani people carry a suicide blast victims body on a local bed outside a hospital in Peshawar, 27 Mar 2009
Pakistani people carry a suicide blast victims body on a local bed outside a hospital in Peshawar, 27 Mar 2009

Pakistanis are pulling bodies out of what is left of the mosque in the town of Jamrud, near the Afghan border.

Pakistani officials say the attack came while the mosque was filled with people for Friday prayers.

Officials say dozens of people have been injured.

The bombing is the latest violence to strike Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber region, where al Qaida and Taliban militants are active.

The region’s roads are part of a key supply route used by the U.S. and NATO to support troops in Afghanistan.

Militants in the area have staged a number of attacks in recent months aimed at stopping the movement of supplies.  They also have destroyed several supply depots in northwestern Pakistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.