PESHAWAR: Atleast four people were killed and 27 injured in a blast inside a mosque in Mohalla Baqar Shah area of Peshawar city, Saturday.
The explosion was planted at a pillar inside the mosque exploded after Zuhar prayer. The Imam of the mosque also embrace martyrdom in the attack.
Our correspondent said that, around five-six kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.
An official said that 27 injured were brought to the Lady Reading hospital and two of them were in critical condition. At least four of those injured were children. The official added that there were no women and children among the casualties.
“The bomb, which was planted inside the mosque went off killing four people and wounding 28 others,” senior local police official, Imran Shahid, told AFP.
He said that there were up to 40 people present in the mosque at the time of the explosion.
A spokesman for Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, Jameel Shah, also confirmed the casualties: “We have received four dead bodies and over 20 wounded people, and the condition of two patients is very serious.”
Police have reached the site and rescue is underway.
with addition from AFP