28 dead, 150 injured in blast at mosque in Pakistan-VIDEO-UPDATED-1


At least 28 people were killed and 150 others were injured following a blast inside a mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar on Monday. Local media reported the explosion was caused by a suspected suicide attack, Paralel.Az reports citing India today.

The explosion took place at around 1.40 pm near Peshawar’s Police Lines area after the Zuhr prayers.

One side of the mosque collapsed due to the impact of the blast. A video shot from inside the mosque showed debris on the ground.

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More than a dozen people have been killed and many others wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to officials, Paralel.Az reports citing AlJazeera.

At least 25 people were killed in the blast at least 140 others were injured, said a Peshawar police official.

It is not excluded that the number of dead will increase.


At least 17 people were killed, while over 90 people were injured in a suicide attack inside a mosque in Peshawar's police lines area on Monday, Paralel.Az reports citing Geo News.

The explosion took place inside a mosque in police lines and injured over 90 people who are being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.

The hospital's spokesperson confirmed that 17 people were killed while 90 were injured were brought to the hospital, among those — according to sources — more than 15 are in critical condition.

The spokesperson further confirmed that two police officers were found dead in the powerful blast that ripped through the mosque.

Rescue officials revealed that the blast took place during Zohr prayers, as the suicide bomber was standing in the front row.

They said that the sound of the explosion was so loud that it was heard far away while gunshots were also heard after the blast.

Meanwhile, security officials said that as per preliminary investigation, the attack was a suicide blast.

It was learnt that a portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it.