20 Dead in Pakistan Mosque Blast

Suicide bomber strikes annual religious event
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2009 6:38 AM CDT
Pakistani police commandos stand guard at the site of an suicide bombing in Islamabad, Pakistan, yesterday.    (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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(Newser) – At least 20 people were killed in a suicide bombing early this morning at a Pakistani mosque, reports CNN. The blast tore through a crowd at the mosque's front gate as worshipers gathered for an annual event in the Punjab province. Sectarian violence has been mounting in the Punjab in past months, with both NATO supply lines and a police training academy in Lahore falling prey to attacks.