Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, killing at least 16

Pakistani security personnel inspect a Shiite Muslim mosque after an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar on February 13, 2015. AFP Photo.

Heavily-armed militants stormed a Shiite mosque in Pakistan On Feb. 13, killing at least 16 people in an attack claimed by the Taliban as revenge for the execution of one of their cadres.

Three attackers with grenades, Kalashnikovs and explosive suicide vests struck at the Imamia mosque in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan’s restive northwest, around the time of the main Friday prayers.

The attack comes two weeks after a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan killed 61 people, the deadliest sectarian incident to hit the country in nearly two years…

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