PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed at least 23 people and wounded 35 others as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Mohmand Agency, officials said.
The bombing took place in the village of Butmana in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.
“The Friday prayer was in progress at the mosque when a suicide bomber blew himself up killing at least 23 worshippers and wounding 35 others,” a senior tribal administration official told. “The area is remote and so far I have received only this information from our sources via wireless,” he said.
According to reports around 200 worshippers were there in the mosque when the blast took place whereas the dead and injured people have been shifted to Agency headquarter and division of Bajaur Shab-e-Qadr.
Another local government official confirmed the information.