PESHAWAR: Two police officers embraced martyrdom, while over 70 people were injured in a suicide attack inside a mosque in Peshawar’s police lines area on Monday, Geo News reported.
The explosion took place inside a mosque in police lines and injured over 70 people who are being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital.
The hospital’s spokesperson confirmed that 70 injured were brought to the hospital, among those — according to sources — 13 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.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more details.