Pakistan: 25 killed, 35 injured in market blast
Peshawar: At least 25 people were killed and more than 35 others injured in a powerful bomb blast outside a religious seminary near Hangu’s Kalaya Bazaar of Orakzai district on Friday.
The explosion took place near an imambargah, a Shia religious place, in Aurakzai tribal district’s Kalaya.
The bomb, which was planted in a bike, went off when the people were busy buying warm clothes in Friday Market (Juma Bazar).
Condemn the horrific terror attack in Orakzai tribal area – 25 people killed and 35 injured. Toll could rise. As the US fails in Afghanistan Pak shd be prepared for fallout and we must ensure greater security for our tribal areas especially esp protection of our ppl.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 23, 2018
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police beefed up security in the area and sounded a high alert following the blast. “Our enemies are not happy with peace in the province,” provincial Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said after the attack.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, meanwhile, condemned the blast and expressed grief over the loss of valuable human life.
I am absolutely clear both these attacks are part of a planned campaign to create unrest in the country by those who do not want Pakistan to prosper. Let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind that we will crush the terrorists, whatever it takes. https://t.co/AhPpjsUGEq
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 23, 2018