A mosque was bombed on Friday in Jamrod located in the northwest of Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border. The bombing occurred just a few hours before President Barack Obama announced the new plans for the Afghan region.
Friday is the most Holy day for Muslims, and the mosque was packed with those attending the services. Estimates place the total in the two story mosque to have been at around 250 worshipers.
The bomber made his way into the crowded mosque and detonated himself, killing 50 and wounding another 100 as the blast took down the Mosque itself. The wounded were wandering about trying to located others injured and trapped by the rubble of the collapsed building.
Two men were spotted fleeing the blast zone on Friday by police. They were arrested about 30 minutes after the bombing.
This suicide bombing was in the region populated by Islamic militants in and along the Afghanistan border, where NATO and the U.S. led forces have been clashing with the Taliban and al Qaeda militants.
The mosque had been frequented by Pakistani security officials who work along the supply route used by NATO from Pakistan into Afghanistan.