KPK Province, (PNB NEWS). At least 60 worshipers were martyred after the blast hit Shitte mosque in Pakistan’s KPK Province during the Friday prayers.
The massive blast took place in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar area leaving 60 martyred and 60 more injured.
The preliminary investigation report suggests that after the blast nuts, bolts, and steel nails spread everywhere at the scene. Seriously injured, and dead bodies of blast victims were shifted to hospital, police said.
District health officer and KPK government spokesperson confirmed the death toll.
According to the police, two attackers attempted to enter a mosque in the city’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar and fired at the police officers on duty.
As per police, 2 constables were martyred, and one of the attackers was killed in the gunfight.
He further added, the remaining attacker then raced inside the mosque and blew up himself among the worshippers.
P.M Imran Khan, leader of the opposition, Sahabaz sharif, and Chairman of PPPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed sympathy and support for the victims’ families.