ISLAMABAD – A suicide bomber ran past guards at a minority Shiite mosque in eastern Pakistan then blew himself up Sunday, wounding eight worshippers, officials said.
The attack appeared to be the latest in a string by Sunni extremists against other Muslims they consider infidels.
It took place in Sargodha city, which is in Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province and its political heartland….
Government official Zulfikar Shah said guards at the mosque tried to stop the suicide attacker, but he evaded them.
Sargodha police chief Bashir Ahmad said eight people had been taken to the hospital, two of whom were in critical condition. The attacker apparently was not more than 17-years-old, he added.
Earlier this month, militants bombed a Muslim shrine in the Punjabi city of Lahore, killing more than 40 people….