April 2005 News

3 injured in Gilgit mosque blast

17 April 2005
The Daily Times

Gilgit: Three people were injured when a homemade bomb exploded at a mosque in the Naltar village, about 35 kilometres west of Gilgit, police said on Sunday. The explosion occurred on Saturday night, said Raji Rehmat, a senior police official in Gilgit. He said that more than 30 people were in the mosque when the bomb went off during evening prayers but only three were injured. It was not known whether the bomb was planted inside the main prayer hall or elsewhere in the building. Another low-intensity homemade bomb was found shortly after the explosion and was defused, he said. He said that no one had claimed responsibility and the motive for the explosion was not immediately known.


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