Suicide Bombing causes above 30 deaths in Pakistan

by Subhechcha Ganguly

25 people were killed and 120 others were injured in a bomb at a mosque within a police headquarters in Pakistan on Monday, according to hospital officials. The event took place during afternoon prayers in Peshawar, a city in northwest Pakistan close to the Afghan border. According to police officer Sikandar Khan, the explosion happened in the mosque where many people had congregated to worship. There were about 260 people inside the mosque at the time of the explosion, according to police, and it was close to a police housing complex, according to Reuters.

After the Zuhr prayers, the explosion happened at roughly 1:40 pm close to the Police Lines area in Peshawar. The police spokesman continued, “A part of the building has collapsed and numerous persons are suspected to be under it.” The deadliest terrorist assault in Pakistan since 2018 occurred in March when an ISIS suicide bomber targeted a minority Shiite mosque in Peshawar, killing 64 people. In a statement, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif denounced the bombing and instructed officials to provide the bombing victims with the finest medical care available. And he promised “severe measures” “against the perpetrators of the assault.
Imran Khan, a former prime minister, denounced the bombing and called it a “terrorist suicide strike.” “inside a tweet.

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