Following a self-murder blast, part of the Masjid roof and wall structure collapsed, and crippled survivors were limping down from the ruin. At least 35 people hugged martyrdom, while over 150 people were injured in a self-murder attack inside a Masjid in Peshawar’s police lines area on Monday.
Self-murder blast occurred inside Masjid
The explosion took place inside a Masjid in police lines and injured over 90 people who are being shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. The hospital’s authorities’ spokesperson verified that 35 people embraced martyrdom while 150 injured were brought to the hospital, among those — according to sources — further than 15 are in critical condition.
The deliverance team revealed that the blast took place during Zohr’s prayers, as the self-murder bomber was present in the first row. They spoke that the sound of the blast was so blaring that it was caught on far down while shots were also heard after the whomp. Meanwhile, security officers said that as per primary investigation, the attack was a self-murder blast.
Roof and walls of Masjid collapse
It was learned that a portion of the structure had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it. One of the viewers told the media that he was going to the Masjid when the explosion took place. “ It was an important explosion. There was bank far and wide after the blast,” said the viewer. He added that when got conscious he saw the roof of the Masjid collapse. At the time of the tragedy, the Masjid housed at least 120 individuals.
President of the Civil Secretariat Association Peshawar
It was a self-murder blast because the bomber was standing inside the Masjid’s inner yard. The Zohr prayers had just started when it happen. There were primarily security guards among the injured,” the viewer flashed back. Meanwhile, the President of the Civil Secretariat Association Peshawar Tassavur Iqbal, who regularly prays at the Masjid, spoke that the Police Lines area’s security is ever high and no one can access without showing off their identity and body hunt. This is a big Masjid and 400- 500 people can offer prayers at a time. We’re hearing that the structure collapsed after the blast,” said Iqbal.
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Health installations on red alert The provincial health department released a “ medical exigency ” in the megacity in the wake of the Police Lines Peshawar self-murder blast. “ All the croakers and support staff in the government health installations including MTIs in quarter Peshawar are directed to remain on red alert to manage with the extremities, till further orders. The announcement was issued in this regard.
Capital city security beefed up
Inspector-General of Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan gave the order to increase security in the city’s capital after the explosion in Peshawar. also, checking has been increased at all the entry and exit points in the megacity while monitoring is being done by Safe City Capital Command and Control Centre Islamabad.
Security forces deployed
Gunners have also been stationed at important anchorages and structures. Excoriations pour in Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif explosively condemned the self-murder blast, adding that the blast inside a Masjid proves that those involved in the attack have “ nothing to do with Islam. ” “ These terrorists are trying to inseminate fear by targeting those who perform the duty of defending Pakistan, ” he said, assuring the people that the coalition government will take strict action against those involved. powerfully condemning the terrorist self-murder blast.
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said “ It’s imperative we enhance our intelligence gathering( and) duly train our police forces to combat the growing trouble of terrorism. ” “The former prime minister joined in his prayers, and my sympathies are with the families of the victims of the self-murder blast condemning the event.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari promised that the terrorists’ financiers and enablers will face harsh punishment. Terror incidents before general and by-polls are” meaningful”, he added.
Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal nominated the attack “ worst terrorism ”. Taking to his Twitter handle, the minister said” The end of similar brutal and dastardly attacks is to weaken the nation’s resoluteness against terrorism, but this resolution will be strengthened by every drop of blood and martyrdom.
Asif Ali Zardari
” Asif Ali Zardari, a former leader and co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), denounced the incident and warned that it was “very dangerous” for terrorists to be operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that the government should end the nurseries of terrorism by following the public action plan.
Mahmood Khan, a former provincial chief minister, described the explosion as “heartbreaking.” ” The loss of lives is extremely disturbing,” Khan said while soliciting for the killers and for the speedy recovery of the injured.