A bomb explosion inside a Sunni Muslim mosque on Saturday killed four people and wounded 28 others in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said.
The explosion took place while people were saying afternoon prayers in the mosque located in the densely populated Mohalla Baqar Shah area of Peshawar city.
“The bomb, which was planted inside the mosque went off killing four people and wounding 28 others,” senior local police official, Imran Shahid, told AFP.
He said that there were up to 40 people present in the mosque at the time of the explosion.
A spokesman for Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, Jameel Shah, also confirmed the casualties: “We have received four dead bodies and over 20 wounded people, and the condition of two patients is very serious.”
Peshawar is vulnerable to bomb blasts and Taliban attacks as it runs into the semi-autonomous tribal belt, considered a safe haven for Taliban, Al-Qaeda and other insurgents fighting both in Pakistan and across the border in Afghanistan.
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