At least 32 dead after attack at Pakistan mosque
A bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 32 people – with more than 150 reported to be injured.
Officials say a section of the building has been destroyed and it’s believed people are buried under the rubble.
Most of those who died were part of the police force – who are believed to have been the target of the attack.
An early report said a bomber sat in the front row and had blown himself up, but this has not been confirmed and no group has admitted the bombing.
Peshawar capital city police officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan told local media that between 300 and 400 police officials were present in the area at the time of the blast.
Pakistan’s PM Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the attack, saying those apart of it “have nothing to do with Islam.”
He added: “The entire nation is standing united against the menace of terrorism.”
‘More bodies being pulled from rubble’
The bombing took place during afternoon prayers, at around 13:30, near the country’s border with Afghanistan.
A rescue operation is currently underway inside the mosque and “more bodies are being taken out,” Peshawar city Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan said.
“Currently our priority is to save people buried under the debris,” Mr Khan added.