A powerful suicide bomb blast killed 28 people and injured 95 others on Monday during afternoon prayers at a mosque in Peshawar in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Security and health officials gave this information. The blast occurred at around 1.40 am near the Police Lines area when Zuhr (noon) prayers were being offered. A police official said a portion of the mosque fell in the blast and several people were believed to be trapped under its debris.
Hospital officials said that 28 people lost their lives while 98 were injured in the blast. Eyewitnesses say that most of the injured are policemen. Officials said the injured were being taken to Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital.
Hospital sources say that the condition of 13 of them is critical. Emergency has been declared in the hospitals of Peshawar. The hospital administration has appealed to people to donate blood.
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