- Title: Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: PRAYER CAP POLICE AND CLERICS INSIDE MOSQUE INVESTIGATORS COLLECTING EVIDENCE BROKEN MICROPHONE ENTRANCE TO PRAYER HALL SOLDIERS, POLICE AND RESCUE WORKERS STANDING OUTSIDE MOSQUE QUETTA, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 16, 2019) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL POLICE AND HOSPITAL STAFF MOVING WOUNDED FROM VEHICLE TO GURNEY (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) UNIDENTIFIED EYEWITNESS, SAYING: "There was some time left to the prayer when the blast happened. Some people ran away, some were injured, the others were killed. We picked up the injured and brought them here. Those martyred (killed) were lying there. I don't know who picked them up from there." WOUNDED MAN BEING CARRIED INTO HOSPITAL ON STRETCHER
- Embargoed: 30th August 2019 14:32
- Keywords: blast mosque Pakistan explosion bomb Quetta
- Location: KUCHLAK AND QUETTA, PAKISTAN
- City: KUCHLAK AND QUETTA, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA003ASGX93B
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A blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan killed four people on Friday (August 16) and wounded more than 20, police said, adding the death toll could rise.
The imam of the mosque, located 25 km (15 miles) from the city of Quetta, was killed in the explosion, police said.
Quetta's chief of police Abdul Razzaq Chmeea said that the blast was carried out through a timed device that was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader.
Quetta is the provincial capital of the restive province of Balochistan where separatist insurgents and Islamist militants are active.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Five people, including two policemen, were killed and 27 injured in a blast near a police station in Quetta in July, a week after a similar explosion killed two people.
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