Blast in Peshawar mosque leaves three dead, several injured

Published: September 19, 2013
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Initial reports suggest hand grenade was thrown inside the mosque. PHOTO: FILE

Initial reports suggest hand grenade was thrown inside the mosque. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Three people were killed and several injured in an explosion that took place in Achini Bala area of Peshawar late on Thursday, Express News reported.

The explosion took place near a mosque while a gathering of people was still present inside.

Initial reports suggest that hand grenades were thrown inside the mosque by unidentified militants.

Rescue teams have been alerted and are on their way to the site of the explosion.

“The injured are being taken to the Hayatabad Medical Complex,” reported Ehtisham Khan, Express News correspondent.

(Note: This is a developing story. Details will be added accordingly.)

 

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Reader Comments (8)

  • csmann
    Sep 19, 2013 - 11:54PM

    Looks like mosques are becoming more and more favourite places for terrorists to strike. TTP strategy has always been to cause maximum casualities among ordinary Pakistanis including women and children.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Sep 20, 2013 - 12:29AM

    A similar blast in Karachi and in Peshawar, other countries treat even one incident like this as an attack on the country! Yet we are still sleeping inspite of countless countless attacks and killings like these….. all we are doing is begging terrorists for mercy.

    Why should we think that our conditions will change???

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  • Sehr Siddiqui
    Sep 20, 2013 - 3:06AM

    They attack mosques and other places of worship and kill thousands of innocent people yet we call them Muslims. This is hypocrisy and looks like our failure to acknowledge the ground reality. They are not human beingsRecommend

  • Ayesha M
    Sep 20, 2013 - 9:49AM

    @csmann:
    inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon, when you accept the black water presence in pakistan???Recommend

  • Ayesha M
    Sep 20, 2013 - 9:49AM

    @Sehr Siddiqui:
    how you say that the attackers were muslims???Recommend

  • Sudhanshu Swami
    Sep 29, 2013 - 10:42PM

    Last day heard Mr Sheikh Rasheed talking on TV. . He was saying Muslims and mosques in India are not safe. He was talking about Babri mosque (incident of 20 years back, the mosque which built over temple and was not in use fro ~44 years !) . While I think more than 60 live Mosques were bombed in last ten years in Pakistan, and at the time when people praying in.Recommend

  • Sudhanshu Swami
    Sep 29, 2013 - 11:45PM

    admin, Why you filter comment when I put the fact that In India Mosques are safe. Only one incident happened in India where not in use, Mosque was demolished 20 years ago. Recommend

  • Citizen Kane
    Oct 10, 2013 - 4:03PM

    @Ayesha M:

    Typical Pakistani mindset:

    Bomb blast in Peshawar: Blackwater/CIA
    Bomb blast in Lahore/Karachi: RAW
    Rebel attack in Balochistan: RAW/CIA
    Sectarian attack in Quetta: RAW/CIA
    Pakistan loses cricket match: Match-fixing

    My point here is that it’s NEVER our fault. It’s always someone else’s fault. And this mindset is why nothing here ever changes. If you don’t even accept that you have a problem, how can you ever overcome it?

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