In a blast at a mosque in Peshawar Qisa Khwani Bazar on Friday, at least 30 people died and dozens more were injured, according to the authorities.
As confirmed by the spokesman of Lady Reading Hospital, the incident occurred inside Jamia Mosque, which is located at Kocha – e – Rasladar Chowk in Qisa Khwani Bazar, during Friday prayers. At least 30 people were killed, according to police and a representative for the mosque.
According to the authorities, two assailants entered the mosque after opening fire on the two police officers who were positioned outside the mosque. As a result, one of the officers was killed on the spot, while the other was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to reports.
Initial reports indicate that the nature of the explosion cannot be determined, and the police have stated as much. Currently, police officers are collecting evidence from the scene of the incident.
Rescue teams arrived on the scene as soon as they heard the blast voice and transported the injured to the hospital.
Because of the tiny streets of the Bazar, the rescue and relief teams are having difficulty carrying out their missions of rescue and assistance. The emergency department at Lady Reading Hospital has been activated. The area has been blocked off by the police.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, on the other hand, has strongly condemned the terrorist assault and has urged the administration to offer every available facility to the injured. He has also ordered a thorough investigation into the explosion.
Prior to this, a bomb on Quetta’s Fatima Jinnah Road claimed the lives of at least three persons and injured another 19.