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two cops killed, 90 injured in suicide blast in police lines mosque in peshawar

PESHAWAR: Two cops martyred while more than 90 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast inside a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines on Monday.

The suicide attacker was present in the front row of the mosque during the Zohr prayers. He exploded himself, killing two cops and injuring dozens of faithful offering Zohr prayers.

The injured were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital of Peshawar.

More than 10 injured people are in critical condition, doctors said.

The hospital has appealed to the citizens to donate blood for the victims.

An Eyewitness Account of blast

An eyewitness told the media that he was on his way to the mosque when the suicide blast took place.

He said, “It was a powerful explosion, and smoke engulfed the blast site.” After the blast, the roof of the mosque also collapsed, he added

“There were at least 120 people in the mosque when the incident took place. It was a suicide blast because the bomber was inside the mosque’s inner courtyard. The Zohr prayers had just started when it happened. There were mostly policemen among the injured,” said the eyewitness. 

Javed Mahmood
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