At least 17 killed and 80 injured in a suicide attack at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
At least 17 people were killed and 80 injured in an explosion at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. An explosion occurred during afternoon prayers at a mosque in the Police Lines area of Peshawar. Security officials said the suicide bomber was in the front row during prayers when he blew himself up.
Citing hospital sources, a Geo News report said 13 of the injured were in critical condition. According to a spokesperson of Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital (LRC), the injured are being treated. Dawn.com reports that the area is completely cordoned off and only emergency services are allowed to enter. Earlier on January 22, an explosion occurred near a Pakistani police car near Badaber police station in Peshawar, Geo News reported citing police.
Police said there were no casualties and Shikhamn Outpost Nasir Khan was on patrol when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near his car in the area, a Geo News report said. According to the police, the explosion was carried out by remote control, and the explosives were placed in a paint can. After the incident, police collected evidence from the crime scene, according to news reports. The bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene.