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Peshawar bomb blast: 30 killed, 50 injured

At least 30 people were killed in a deadly bomb explosion during Friday prayers at a mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar.

The news: As per news reports, at least 50 others were injured when a bomb ripped through a crowded Shia mosque during the Friday prayers.

  • Officials also added that the condition of 10 injured is stated to be critical.
A general view of the prayer hall after a bomb blast inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Peshawar, Pakistan, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

What happened: According to the information the blast occurred at a Jamia mosque in Qissa Khwani bazaar area in Peshawar when worshippers were offering Friday prayers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.

  • Capital City Police Officer informed that two attackers tried to enter the mosque and fired at the policemen standing guard.
  • One policeman was killed while the other was critically injured, he said. The blast occurred following the firing incident.
Relatives of the victims comfort each other after a bomb blast in a mosque during Friday prayers in Peshawar, Pakistan, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez
Relatives of the victims comfort each other, after a bomb blast in a mosque during Friday prayers in Peshawar, Pakistan, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez
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