Suicide Blast inside a Mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines area on Monday martyred 32 people while 147 others were injured, latest reports.
According to reports, the suicide attacker was present in the front row during the prayers when he exploded himself, injuring dozens of faithful offering Zuhr prayers.
Police and security officials reached the incident spot meanwhile Rescue teams shifted the injured to the Lady Reading and other hospitals in the area. Emergency has been imposed by the caretaker government of KP in Peshawar’s hospitals.
The Lady Reading Hospital has confirmed the death of at least 17 injured in the blast, while the deputy commissioner of Peshawar has confirmed the martyrdom of 32 people and injuries to over 150 people.
The administration of KPK Hospitals appealed for blood donations to treat the injured.
Many Videos and pictures circulating on social media show heart-wrenching scenes where injured in blood were shifted to local medical centers for first aid after the Peshawar mosque blast.
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A part of the mosque has collapsed. The nature of the blast is still unknown as per initial reports.
Emergency Imposed in KPK Hospitals
Keeping the whole situation in view Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Muhammad Azam Khan imposed a medical emergency in all hospitals of Peshawar. The interim CM also instructed rescue organizations to speed up relief activities.
Meanwhile, the KPK health department also announced a “medical emergency” in the city in the wake of the Police Lines Peshawar bomb blast.
“All the doctors and support staff in the government health facilities including MTIs in district Peshawar are directed to remain on red alert to cope with the emergencies”
Condemnation of Attack
Political Personalities including President Arif Alvi, Premier Shehbaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, former president, Asif Ali Zardari, former prime minister Imran Khan, and others showed anger and strongly condemned the terror attack.
Premier Shhebaz Sharif appealed to his party members and masses for Blood donation. In a tweet he wrote , I direct the Muslim League (N) workers to donate blood to save the lives of those injured in the suicide attack, especially the people with ‘O-Negative’ blood, students, and party workers are appealed to immediately. Reach Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, and contribute to saving precious human lives.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan also took to Twitter to condemn the suicide attack. “My prayers and condolences go to victims families. It is imperative we improve our intelligence gathering and properly equip our police forces to combat the growing threat of terrorism,” said Khan.
Security on High alert
After the Peshawar Mosque Sucide Attack, Government put the High Alert in sesntive cities of country. Islamabad police have put the security of the federal capital on high alert.
According to details, the Islamabad Capital Territory police tightened security at the entry and exit points of the federal capital. Inspector General of Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan issued orders to put security on high alert in the federal capital.
Police officials instructed the citizens of Islamabad to keep important documents with them including computerized national identity cards (CNICs) besides appealing to the residents to corporate with the on-duty cops during the checking process.
Snipers and bomb disspolspl squad have also been deployed at important pooints and buildings.