Tard on tard violence……
At least 25 worshippers are killed as a mosque collapses when a suicide attacker shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ detonates a huge bomb during Friday prayers in Pakistan
At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacked a mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers (file picture)
- Suicide bomber stormed into mosque in tribal area bordering Afghanistan
- Attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar before detonating an explosive device
- More than 35 worshippers in packed mosque were also injured in blast
- Part of building, including its veranda, collapsed crushing people below
At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacked a mosque in Pakistan during Friday prayers.
More than 35 worshippers were injured when a huge blast destroyed the building, in the Mohmand tribal area of the country’s north west, bordering Afghanistan.
According to eyewitnesses, the mosque was packed with people during Friday prayers and the attacker shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before detonating an explosive vest.
Part of the building, including its veranda collapsed in the blast, crushing worshipers below and bodies are still being hauled out of the rubble, officials said.
‘The suicide bomber was in crowded mosque, he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, and then there was a huge blast,’ Naveed Akbar, deputy administrator of Mohmand agency, told reporters.
Local tribal elder Haji Subhanullah Mohmand said the attack may have been carried out by Islamist militants seeking revenge after local tribesmen gathered a volunteer force and killed one and captured another insurgent.