18 hurt in Pakistan mosque shooting

18 hurt in Pakistan mosque shooting

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18 people were injured in a shooting at a Pakistan mosque

A shoot-out inside a mosque in south-western Pakistan has left 18 people wounded.

The clash came after a dispute over which of two rival clerics should lead prayers.

Police official Javed Ahmed said followers of the two local religious leaders pulled out weapons and started shooting at a mosque in Khuzdar district of Baluchistan province.

The region’s ethnic Pashtuns typically carry rifles in daily life.

Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Adha, of the Feast of the Sacrifice. The three-day holiday involves slaughter of sheep and cattle in remembrance of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son.

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