Suspected militants hurled grenades and fired indiscriminately into a mosque in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens, according to local authorities.
Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 14 people in a gun and grenade attack on a mosque in
"The attackers first lobbed grenades into the mosque and then opened fire with Kalashnikovs on the worshippers," Bahadur Khan, the mayor of the village in Dir district of
Dir police chief Fida Hasan Shah said 14 people were killed and 35 wounded. He said the death toll could go up.
Muslims are observing the fasting month of Ramadan, and the assailants struck while people were praying.
Militancy has spread across the northwest in recent months.
Pakistani security forces, backed by artillery, killed 11 Islamist militants and wounded seven in an offensive in the northwestern
After being sworn in on Tuesday, President Asif Ali Zardari vowed to fight al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the northwest.
Swat was one of
Late last month, the
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