At least 20 killed in explosion at Pakistan Shiite mosque
A security official walks in front of a damaged shop after a remote control bomb blast took place near a Shi'ite procession in Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan's northwest, November 25, 2012. CREDIT: REUTERS/MUSTANSAR BALOCH

ISLAMABAD: At least 20 people were killed on Friday when an explosion ripped through a packed Shiite mosque in the Pakistani city of Shikarpur, officials said.

“At least 20 dead bodies and more than 50 wounded people have been brought to the hospital,” Shaukat Memon, a doctor at a nearby hospital, told Reuters.

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