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5/27/05-Pakistan

Pakistan Bomb Blast Kills 14

 At least 40 people wounded had been treated.  Investigators said they had not determined what kind of bomb exploded. Several hundred people were inside the Bare Iman shrine when the blast struck, police said. Most of the dead were from the Shia sect, although Sunnis were also present at the time, police said.

The bomb exploded inside the shrine on the last day of a five-day festival. The shrine is about half a mile  from the official residence of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. One worshipper who was hurt in the blast said he had seen a man dressed in a police uniform reciting the Quran inside the shrine -- believed to have been the bomber.

Police reportedly tried to stop the man but failed to prevent the attack. man but failed to prevent the attack.

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