25 killed, 120 injured in suicide blast at mosque in Peshawar police headquarter

Peshwar, 30/1: A powerful suicide blast ripped through a mosque during afternoon prayers on Monday in the high-security zone in Peshawar city in Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding 120 others, mostly policemen, security and health officials said.

The blast occurred in the mosque in the Police Lines area around 1.40 pm when a suicide bomber present in the front row during the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers blew himself up, security officials said.


Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan told the media that 25 people were killed and 120 others injured in the powerful blast.


There were mostly policemen among the injured, said the eyewitness.

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