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At least 37 dead in car bombings at Benghazi mosque

Benghazi : At least 37 people died and scores were wounded after two car bombings outside a mosque frequented by jihadist opponents in Libya’s second city Benghazi, medical officials said Wednesday.  The attack after evening prayers on Tuesday underlined the continued chaos in Libya, which has been wracked by violence and divisions since dictator Moamer…

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ALERT: Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 235: state TV

Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province, in the country’s deadliest attack in recent memory. A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Sufis roughly 40 kilometres west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish…

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Death toll of Kabul mosque blast rises to 56: officials

KABUL: The death toll in Kabul mosque attack has jumped to 56, officials said Saturday, as the Afghan capital reels from the latest deadly violence. “The toll from yesterday’s Imam Zaman mosque attack has increased to 56 killed, including women and children, and 55 wounded,” an interior ministry spokesman told AFP. Officials had previously put…

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Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

SITTWE, Myanmar: Manmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning. The unrest comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared troops had ceased “clearance operations” in…

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Video: Thieves steal donation from Karachi mosque

KARACHI: In a shameful act, thieves stole from a mosque on Friday in which they cleaned out a donation box.  As per details, this mosque is located in the city’s Lyari area.

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Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 12 in Kabul mosque attack

KABUL: A suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by the Islamic State group on a mosque in Kabul killed 12 people and wounded scores more Friday, officials said, the latest assault to highlight deteriorating security in Afghanistan. Gunshots and explosions could be heard during the attack that lasted around four hours and witnesses reported seeing worshippers…

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Bomb blast at US mosque, no injuries reported: Report

WASHINGTON: An explosion struck a mosque on Saturday in the city of Minneapolis when worshipers were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but did not cause any injuries, a news report said. According to the report in online Politico magazine, someone apparently threw the bomb through a window that caused the explosion at…

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Mosque depicted as ‘noise pollutant’ in Indian textbook, sparks row

NEW DELHI: An image in a class six textbook taught in ICSE schools in India showing a ‘mosque’ as a source of noise pollution has sparked outrage on social media, prompting an apology from the publisher and the promise that the picture would be removed in subsequent editions, reported Times of India. The science textbook,…

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Video: Sewage water enters mosque in Karachi

Karachi: Due to the apathy of authorities, a mosque has been submerged in ankle-deep sewerage water since Thursday’s heavy rain in Karachi. The Muhammadi mosque is located in Rehman Abad of Federal B. Area. According to our correspondent, residents are unable to attend congregation prayers in the mosque over the past three days due to…

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Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, U.S. says

Taliban fighters have probably killed and wounded more than 50 Afghans in an ongoing attack on a mosque and dining facility inside an Afghan military base, a U.S. military spokesman said, describing it as a “significant” strike. “We’re talking probably more than 50 casualties,” said Colonel John Thomas, a spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central…

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Chitral: Imam saves man accused of blasphemy from enraged mob

CHITRAL: A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police.  According to reports, a man allegedly made ‘blasphemous remarks’ inside a mosque after Friday prayers. This enraged the people gathered for prayer who started beating him…

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Twitterati react sharply to Sonu Nigam’s tweet against Azaan

MUMBAI: Indian playback singer Sonu Nigam has infuriated a large section of his followers on Twitter after he spoke out against the Azaan in his recent tweet. In his latest tweet, the Indian singer stated his displeasure with the sound of Azaan quite openly, going so far as to terming it as ‘forced religiousness’. God…

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US claims deadly north Syria strike, denies targeting mosque: Centcom

WASHINGTON: The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid. “We did not target a mosque, but the building that we did target — which was…

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For Athens Muslims, promised mosque still hard to believe

ATHENS: After 17 years of delay, construction has finally begun on the first official mosque for Athens, but Muslims in the city are not getting their hopes up just yet. “I’ve been hearing people talk about this for too long — I’ll believe it when I see it,” said Nasralla Abed, a Greek-Palestinian translator. He…

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Pakistan condemns suicide attack in Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan Monday strongly condemned the suicide attack at the Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque in Kabul that led to loss of a number of precious lives and left many others injured. Pakistan conveyed profound condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and prayers for early recovery of the injured. “Pakistan reiterates…

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Suicide blast at Kabul mosque kills 27, wounds 35: police

KABUL: A massive suicide blast at a Shiite mosque in Kabul killed at least 27 people Monday and wounded 35 as worshippers gathered for a religious ceremony, officials said. “It was a suicide bomber who blew himself up among worshippers inside the mosque, killing 27 and wounding 35,” senior police official Fridon Obaidi said. Police…

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German mosque bombed ahead of unity celebrations

DRESDEN: Bomb attacks hit a mosque and an international convention centre in the eastern German city of Dresden, police said Tuesday, adding that they suspected a xenophobic and nationalist motive. No one was injured in the blasts late Monday in a city that has become a hotspot for far-right protests and hate crimes following Germany’s…

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Two seminary students die in Karachi mosque collapse

KARACHI: Two students were killed and many were left buried after the roof of a mosque collapsed on them here on Tuesday. The incident took place in Saudabad area of Malir district during afternoon prayers. Rescue teams and police reached the scene and launched efforts to pull the trapped children out of rubble. According to…

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Mosque attacked in US state

The Florida mosque where Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen worshipped was targeted in an arson attack early Monday, authorities said. Fire crews responded to a 911 call at 12:31 am reporting that flames were coming out of the Fort Pierce Islamic Center, Major David Thompson of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said. Security video…

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Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing: ministry

QATIF: Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in the Shiite-dominated district of Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. The attempted attack — the latest targeting the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s minority Shiites — happened around sunset prayers on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement. Security officers “managed to foil a…

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Suicide blasts hit mosques in Medina, Qatif; five dead

QATIF/MEDINA: Two back to back suicide blasts struck mosques in Saudi cities of Qatif and Medina on Monday, killing five people, four of them were security officials. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday, without causing any other injuries, residents told AFP. “Suicide bomber…

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