Grenade attack on mosque kills 3 in Pakistan

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Associated Press

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 6:04 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say assailants hurled hand grenades into a Sufi mosque in the country's northwest in a late night attack that left three people dead.

Police official Misri Khan says the attack late Thursday in Achini Bala village near the Khyber tribal region also wounded 20 people.

Khan said on Friday that three of the wounded were in critical condition. Dozens of worshippers were participating in a religious gathering when the attack took place.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion will likely fall on the Pakistani Taliban and their allies. Hard-line Sunni extremists consider Sufis to be heretics.

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