At least 25 civilians were killed and 50 injured in an armed attack on a Sunni mosque Sept. 10 in the Maskanai area of lower Dir (NWFP), Pakistan. Unidentified militants threw grenades in the mosque in Banai village, less than three kilometers from the Afghan border during Taravih (Ramadan night prayers) and fired at the worshipers. No group has claimed responsibility, even as security forces cordoned off the area and beefed up security after the attack.
That same day in Bajaur Agency (FATA), Pakistan military troops backed by tanks, heavy artillery and fighter jets attacked Taliban militants, killing over 100. The clash began when militants clad as women attacked a military patrol. (Times of India, Dawn, Pakistan, Sept. 11)
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