Pakistan Bombing Kills 40 as Holbrooke Visits

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2009 9:05 AM CDT
Pakistani families go back after they tried to enter in Pakistan's Swat Valley at Got Koto on Friday.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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(Newser) – A bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan killed about 40 people today, Reuters reports. The attack, which occurred near the troubled Swat Valley, took place as Pakistani leaders urged visiting US envoy Richard Holbrooke to ramp up US aid, notes the AP. Such attacks won't "deter the government from its resolve to eliminate this scourge (of terrorism) from the country," said the prime minister.