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Pakistan mosque bombing leaves 30 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A government official says an attack
on a northwestern Pakistan mosque was carried out by a suicide
bomber and that the death toll has hit 30.
Upper Dir district coordination officer Atif-ur-Rehman says
scores more were wounded in the blast during Friday prayers.
The attack is part of a wave of violence along the Afghan border
in recent days just as the army says it is close to defeating
Taliban militants in the Swat Valley.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the mosque
blast.


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