- Title: Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Summary: DEBRIS AND BLOOD ON PRAYER MATS
- 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: LVA002ASGX93B
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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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