Watch: Pakistan Mosque Blast, 28 Dead, over 150 Injured
Peshawar/Hyderabad, Jan 30 (Maxim News): Mosque Blast in Peshawar, At least 28 people have been killed and more than 150 were injured after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar‘s Police Lines area, according to the International news agencies report.
The blast took place at the mosque where a large number of people had gathered for prayer. Police official Sikandar Khan said. The mosque was located close to a police housing block and there were some 260 people inside when the blast occurred, according to police.
A portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it. Police Chief Muhammad Ijaz Khan told to another news agency that the incident happened during afternoon prayers in Peshawar near Afghanistan. “We have received dead bodies. It’s an emergency situation, “Muhammad Asim Khan, a spokesman for the main hospital in Peshawar said.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a statement condemned the bombing and ordered authorities to ensure the best possible medical treatment for the victims. He also vowed “stern action” against those who were behind the attack.
Former Prime Minster Imran Khan also condemned the bombing, calling it a “terrorist suicide attack” in a Twitter post.
“My prayers and condolences go to the victims’ families. It is imperative we improve our intelligence gathering and properly equip our police forces to combat the growing threat of terrorism, “Imran Khan tweeted”. (Maxim News)
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