Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Huge blast rocks Ali Masjid in Jamrud

'Suicide attack' in a mosque
'Suicide attack' in a mosque (Photo: Social Media)

A massive explosion rocked the Ali Masjid area in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, sending shockwaves through the region. The tragic incident occurred earlier today, resulting in the untimely death of Senior Police Officer (SHO) Adnan Afridi and several other individuals.

Initial reports indicate that the blast occurred at the Ali Masjid, a significant historical mosque situated near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Details about the cause of the explosion are still emerging, with authorities actively investigating the incident.

This unfortunate incident occurs amidst a concerning rise in terrorist activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan occupied Balochistan. Particularly alarming is the escalation after the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with the government in November of the previous year.

According to a tweet by Pakistan Strategic Forum’s STRATCOM Bureau, “Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has in the last 12 months experienced 665 terrorist attacks, a massive 500 per cent increase as compared to the previous year’s figures.” This surge in attacks highlights the urgent need for collective efforts to counter terrorism and protect innocent lives.

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