17 killed, 11 injured in South Waziristan suicide bombing in mosque

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Wana (Pakistan), Aug 23(ANI): At least 17 people were killed and 11 other sustained serious injuries in a bombing at a mosque in Wana Bazaar area of Pakistan's South Waziristan Agency (SWA).

Among those killed was a former member of Pakistan National Assembly, Maulana Noor Mohammad.

Mohammad was greeting members of the congregation outside the mosque when the attack happened.

According to reports, a suicide bomber carried out the attack

The blast was so powerful that it was heard far and wide, The News reports.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, while security forces cordoned off the blast site. (ANI)

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