Toll from Pakistan mosque attacks hits 53

LAHORE, Pakistan (BestGrowthStock) – At least 53 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore, hospital officials said.

The officials said more than 100 were wounded in the twin attacks. At one location, Garhi Shahu, 34 people were killed and at the other, Model Town, 19 people died.

The gunmen opened fire shortly after Friday prayers and loud explosions were heard at two Ahmadi mosques in residential neighborhoods in Pakistan’s cultural capital.

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Toll from Pakistan mosque attacks hits 53