Pakistani people carry the bodies from the site of a bomb attack after a bomb attack in the town of Shikarpur, Pakistan, January 30, 2015. (Ali Nawaz/Anadolu Agency)
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A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.The blast hit the mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh province, around 470 kilometers north of Karachi, as hundreds of worshippers attended Friday prayers.An official with a national Shiite organization, Rahat Kazmi, said up to 400 people were worshipping in the mosque when the blast struck.It is the single bloodiest sectarian attack in Pakistan since March 2013, when a car bomb in a Shiite neighborhood of Karachi killed 45 .Around 1,000 Shiites have been killed in the past two years in Pakistan, with many of the attacks claimed by the hardline Sunni group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
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