Update: Six perish in Pakistan mosque bombing
Six persons were killed and 15 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in Tandaro area of Tall on Saturday.
According to eyewitnesses, the people were offering Asr prayer when a young suicide bomber blew himself up inside the mosque. They said six worshippers were killed on the spot while 15 others were injured. Two of the dead were identified as Sajid and Atif.
The roof of the mosque caved in after the blast and the locals retrieved the bodies and the injured from the debris after hectic efforts.
Earlier, several persons were reported killed and many trapped under the debris after a blast in a mosque Tal area of Hangu district in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province on Saturday.
Several people are reported injured and many trapped under the debris after a blast ripped through a local mosque, casing its roof to cave in here in Tal area on Saturday, sources said. Three injured were brought to civil hospital where one is said to be in critical condition, sources added. Efforts are underway to rescue the people trapped under rubble. Security personnel have surrounded the area after the incident.