30 people killed in Peshawar mosque blast

Bomb blast in a mosque in Peshawar
Scene inside the mosque in Peshawar which was attacked by a suicide bomber ( Photo: Social Media)

30 people were killed and more than 150 injured in a suicide blast at a police lines mosque in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during afternoon prayers on Monday. The sound of explosion inside the mosque in the Sadar Police Lines area of Peshawar was so intense that it was heard far away, in which many people were injured. Gunshots were also heard in the area after the explosion.The blast occurred inside the mosque in the Police Lines area around 1.40 p.m. when worshippers, which included personnel of the police, army and bomb disposal squad – were offering the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers. It was a suicide bomb attack where a Pak Army sponsored suicide bomber who was present in the front row blew himself up.

Rescue being carried out of those trapped in the debris inside a mosque in Peshawar, following a bomb blast (Photo: Social Media)

After the explosion, the rescue personnels reached the spot and the injured have been shifted to the nearby hospital.Officials of the law enforcement agencies had also reached the spot and the area has been sealed by the security personnel.

The hospital has confirmed the death of 30 people, including 18 policemen, while more than 150 people have been injured in the blast, most of whom are said to be in serious condition.The hospital management has requested citizens to donate blood as they are in dire need of it for treating the bomb blast victims.

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