Suicide attack in Pakistan leaves at least 50 people dead.

Written by on September 29, 2023

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The blast happened near a mosque in the southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday as people gathered to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

A state of emergency has been declared in Balochistan with the police chief, Abdul Khaliq Sheikh revealing that a senior police officer was killed while trying to stop the attacker.

In a related development, a separate blast has taken place at a mosque near Peshawar City in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The number of casualties at the mosque in Hangu near Peshawar is not yet known but police say a number of people could be trapped under rubble after the roof collapsed.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti said the blast was a “very heinous act” and condemned what he called “the terrorist attacks” in Balochistan and Hangu.




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