At least 18 are dead and more than 30 wounded in an early Friday morning suicide bomb attack outside a Shiite mosque in Pakistan.
Worshippers were leaving Friday prayers when the attacker struck, according to The Associated Press.
The rife between Shiite and Sunni Muslims — Sunnis see the minority Shiites as heretics, AP says — has escalated in recent months.
Friday’s blast targeted Shiites, but casualties included some Sunnis who were worshipping in a nearby mosque and were inadvertently caught in the suicide bomber’s path, the AP reports.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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