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Suicide bomber kills 66 people in Pakistan mosque in attack aimed at elders helping coalition forces
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 4:23 PM on 7th November 2010
A suicide bomber killed at least 66 people at a mosque in northwest Pakistan in an apparent retaliation to elders believed to be helping coalition forces in Afghanistan.
The attack, the biggest in Pakistan since September, occurred in Darra Adam Khel – a suburb of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar.
Around 300 people had gathered in the mosque just after prayers when the bomber walked into the Waali main hall and detonated the explosives, according to witnesses.
Mohib Ullah, 15, said: ‘I had just finished the prayers when there was a big explosion.
‘It was very terrifying. I don’t know what happened later. I just fell down.’
The teenager said guards at the mosque gates tried to stop the bomber but he managed to evade them.
Officials at Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar said two children were among the dead.
Video from outside the hospital showed screaming women and elders in blood-stained clothes being rushed inside.
Officials said the mosque was owned by a pro-government tribal elder who could have been the target of the attack.
So far no one has claimed responsibility.
In September, a suicide bomb attack on a procession of Shi’ite Muslims in the southwestern city of Quetta killed 54 people.