AL JAZEERA (Qatar), AFP
QUETTA — An attack on a Sunni Muslim mosque in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta has left at least 10 people dead and another 30 wounded, just one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 37 people in the same city.
Friday's attack in the capital of Balochistan province came as most Pakistanis celebrated Eid al-Fitr.
"Four gunmen opened fire when people were coming out of the mosque after saying Eid prayers," Bashir Ahmad Brohi, a senior local police official in Quetta, told AFP news agency.
Brohi said a former Pakistan Peoples Party provincial minister, Ali Madad Jatak, was in the mosque and could have been the target.
The violence in Quetta comes amid an alert issued by the U.S. government ordering all non-essential staff to leave its consulate in Lahore after it received threats of attack, with the State Department also warning US citizens not to travel to the country.
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Inside Data Darbar mosque in Lahore, Pakistan - Photo: Guilhem Vellut