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35 Killed in Pakistan Mosque Attack

Attackers fire on worshipers before blowing themselves up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 4, 2009 5:34 AM CST
35 Killed in Pakistan Mosque Attack
Pakistani soldiers cordon off the area near a mosque after a suicide attack in Rawalpindi, Pakistan today.   (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

(Newser) – At least 35 people were killed when two suicide bombers stormed a mosque near Pakistan's army headquarters today.They opened fire on worshipers and threw grenades before blowing themselves up in a heavily fortified area, the AP reports. Officials say 70 others were injured in the attack in Rawalpindi, a garrison city a few miles outside the capital. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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