Peshawar suicide mosque blast kills 35, injures over 50
The suicide attack has targeted a mosque during the Friday prayers in Pakistan's Peshawar city.
A suicide bomber detonated in a mosque in Peshawar Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 35 and injuring 50 people.
Police stated that an investigation was underway to determine the circumstances and details of the explosion, while individuals are being rushed to hospitals via local residents' cars and motorcycles.
Geo TV broadcaster reported at least 10 injured people are in critical condition, and police officers declared a state of emergency in Hospitals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to Sputnik, heavy gunfire erupted between gunmen and police officers prior to the explosion.
ارتفاع عدد القتلى في تفجير #بيشاور الذي استهدف مسجدا باقليم خيبربختونخواه إلى ثلاثين شخصا، وفقا لمصادر في الشرطة الباكستانية.#باكستان pic.twitter.com/FJ4ZhAcKhW— وكالة سبوتنيك للأنباء (@Sputnik_AR_News) March 4, 2022
In December, at least 4 people were killed and at least 15 others were injured in an explosion in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's Balochistan Province.
"At least 4 people were killed and several others wounded in an explosion near Saleem Medical Complex in Quetta," local newspaper The Express Tribune quoted Quetta Hospital Chief Javed Akhtar as saying.
According to AFP, the explosion occurred as party members were leaving the area after a conference in the city.
Update: Death toll rises to 56