Blast at mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar kills Scores of People

KABUL (BNA) A blast inside a mosque shook Peshawar’s Police Lines area on Monday, with officials saying that at least 28 people were killed and 150 were injured.

Khan said between 300 to 400 police personnel were present in the area at the time of the blast. “It is apparent that a security lapse occurred,” the CCPO told the media.

The blast took place at the mosque where a large number of people had gathered for prayer, police official Sikandar Khan told Reuters news agency on Monday.

“A portion of the building collapsed and several people are believed to be under it,” Khan added.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.


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