A suicide blast inside a Shia mosque shook Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar area on Friday, with hospital officials saying at least 30 bodies were brought to the Lady Reading Hospital. At least 80 people have been injured. According to initial reports, two attackers tried to enter a mosque in the city’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar and fired at the policemen standing guard.
As a result, one policeman was martyred while another was critically injured. One of the attackers was killed in the gunfight. The remaining attacker then ran inside the mosque and detonated a bomb.
The suicide blast occurred as worshippers had collected in the Kocha Risaldar mosque for Friday prayers.