Pakistani officials say an explosion at a crowded mosque inside a police compound has left at least 59 people dead.
Mosque bombing kills 59 in Pakistan
A powerful bombing that has targeted a crowded mosque frequented by police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has left at least 59 people dead and 150 others injured, officials say.
The attack was one of the country’s deadliest in years and struck during afternoon prayers on Monday at the mosque, located inside a high-security zone next to a police headquarters.
The majority of the people confirmed dead are members of the police force, a hospital spokesperson told the DPA news agency.
Many of the wounded with minor injuries were discharged from the hospital, Asim Khan, a spokesman of the Lady Reading Hospital, the biggest health facility in the city, said.