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Two Afghans questioned in Pakistan blast

Two Afghans questioned in Pakistan blast

Two refugees from across the border in Afghanistan have been picked up for questioning in the Pakistan mosque suicide attack that killed 56 people, security officials said yesterday.
They said the men, one of them a student at an Islamic school or madrassa as well as being a local prayer leader, were held in addition to the "several" suspects detained earlier in connection with Friday's attack.
Civilian and military investigators are hunting for clues in the suicide bombing, which targeted a former minister of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf who helped lead a government crackdown on Islamic militants.
The minister, Aftab Sherpao, escaped unhurt from the blast in the town of Charsadda in North West Frontier Province, which borders Afghanistan.
Authorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan regularly blame each other for attacks in each other's countries.
Suicide attacks, once rare in Pakistan, have now become a common occurrence. There have been more than 40 in the country this year.


Updated : 2021-02-26 20:56 GMT+08:00