17 dead, over 90 injured in Peshawar mosque bombing

At least 17 people were killed and over 90 injured after a blast inside a mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar on Monday.

Peshawar: At least 17 people were killed and over 90 were injured after a mega explosion rocked Peshawar city of Pakistan, rescue officials have confirmed.

The blast occurred at around 1.40 p.m. as prayers were being offered at the mosque located in the city’s Police Lines area, Dawn news reported.

According to a spokesman of the Lady Reading Hospital (LRC), injured persons were being brought to the facility, including some in critical condition.

The spokesman added that the area has been completely cordoned off and only ambulances were being allowed to enter, reports Dawn news.

Meanwhile, a police official said that a portion of the mosque had collapsed and several people were believed to be trapped under it.

It however remains unclear if it was a suicide bombing or if the bomb was planted inside the mosque.

On March 4, 2022, 63 people were killed and 196 others injured during a suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar area.

The Islamic State terror group’s Khorasan unit (IS-K) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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