To begin with, at least 32 innocent people, including the imam, were killed and 147 injured in an explosion at a mosque in the Northern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday. In addition to this, local media retorted the explosion was caused by a suspected suicide bomber. The lethal explosion occurred at around 1:40 pm near the police station located in Peshawar during afternoon prayers.
People hospitalized in suspected suicide bombing.
Meanwhile, several people had been immediately hospitalized in critical condition, and the death toll from the attack is expected to rise. A video shot from inside the mosque showed debris on the ground. The blast destroyed one side of the mosque completely. Geo News announced in a report that a “suicide bomber” blew himself up during a prayer at a mosque.
Injured taken to Lady Reading Hospital
Furthermore, the suicide bomber blew himself up when he was in the front row during the conduction of a prayer, PTI news agency quoted security officials as saying. The injured were taken to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, officials retorted.
In addition to this, thirteen of the injured were in critical condition, hospital sources said. According to Dunya News, the governor of Peshawar has called on residents to donate blood as the death toll and injuries climb. A state of emergency was declared, and the surrounding area had been blocked. “A state of emergency has been proclaimed in the city’s hospitals and the injured are being catered with the best medical facilities and staff so that they can tread on a trail of a speedy recovery, Peshawar commissioner Riaz Mesud informed Dawn.
In conclusion, Islamabad police have issued an “alarm” order in order to warn the general public against potential threat and dangers. Pakistani Prime Minister Shebaz Sharif has condemned the blast and Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan rounded up for improvement in intelligence as it is essential for it to gather to combat the growing plague of terrorism.