January 10, 2020 / 3:43 PM / a month ago

Pakistan mosque blast kills at least 13 - police

Men mourn the death of a relative who was killed in a bomb blast in a mosque, at a hospital morgue in Quetta, Pakistan January 10, 2020. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A blast at a mosque in the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed at least 13 people, including a senior police officer, and injured 20 others, police said.

Police said an improvised explosive device had been planted in the mosque inside a seminary. It went off during evening prayers on Friday.

“So far, 13 bodies and 20 injured have been brought here,” Dr Wasim Baig, spokesman for a local hospital told Reuters, adding that many of the injured were in serious condition.

Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan; Editing by Catherine Evans

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