At least 50 dead after attack on Shiite mosque in northwestern Pakistan

Bombed mosque in Pakistan.
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At least 57 are dead and more than 100 wounded after a Friday explosion devastated a Shiite mosque in northwestern Pakistan, The New York Times reports, per Pakistani police and doctors.

Authorities are not entirely sure yet what happened, but believe at least one gunman attacked police officers "before entering the mosque and detonating what appeared to be a suicide vest," the Times writes. Pakistani intelligence officials believe the attack was most likely the responsibility of ISIS-K, though a party has yet to take ownership. A tweet from the Pakistani police said one officer was killed and another was critically wounded.

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