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Suicide bomber kills 23 at Pakistani mosque

A man who was injured during a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern town of Hangu receives treatment at Peshawar's hospital February 1, 2013. REUTERS

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By The Associated Press
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, 7:24 p.m.

Suicide bomber kills 23

PESHAWAR — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a Shiite mosque in northwestern Pakistan as worshippers were leaving Friday prayers, killing 23 people and injuring more than 50 in the latest apparently sectarian attack in the country, police said.

Shiite Muslims in Pakistan have increasingly been targeted by radical Sunnis who consider them heretics, and 2012 was the bloodiest year for the minority sect in the country's history. — AP

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