Wikinews Shorts: May 19, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Saturday, May 19, 2007.

Mosque bombing kills thirteen in India

Mecca Masjid

A bomb explosion in Hyderabad, the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed thirteen people and injured 50 others. The blast at Mecca Masjid was caused by a crude bomb in the entrance to the mosque and occurred near the end of Friday prayers.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Police also found three more bombs in the surrounding area, which were then defused.


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Snowbirds pilot killed in crash at Malmstrom

One of the CT-114 Tutor jets used by the Snowbirds

A Canadian Snowbirds jet crashed east of Malmstrom Air Force base yesterday at around 4 p.m. (Mountain Time), killing the pilot, Capt. Shawn McCaughey.

The demonstration flying team were practicing for an airshow that had been planned to take place on Saturday, May 19th, at Malmstrom Air Force base

Witnesses report plumes of smoke coming from the crash-site in a field to the east of Great Falls, in the direction of the town of Belt.