PESHAWAR : (Web Desk)- At least 30 worshippers embraced martyrdom including the prayer leader and at least 50 others are injured with 10 in critical condition after a blast occurred at mosque situated in Kocha Risaldar area of Peshawar during Jumma prayers.
According to latest reports soon after the explosion police and rescue teams reached the spot and rescue operation is underway. The rescue teams are rushing the injured to Lady Reading Hospital, while residents and people of the neighborhood are also helping in transporting the injured on their private vehicles. The rescue teams are rushing the injured to Lady Reading Hospital, while residents and people of the neighborhood are also helping in transporting the injured on their motorcycles and cars.
Police and security teams have cordoned off the area and started to collect evidence and the officials have incurred the state of emergency in the Lady Reading Hospital.
Meanwhile, CCPO Peshawar tiold that the attackers entered the mosque after an exchange of fire with the police security which also resulted in martydom of one police official and another injured.
Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has strongly condemned the blast and also demanded a report on the incident.
The PM further advised the concerned officials to provide first aid to the victims at once.
Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid said that this is a tragic incident which is a conspiracy carried out to weaken the country. He further revealed that he in is continuous contact with Chief Secritary and Inspector General (IG) of the police.