PESHAWAR: Five people have been killed, and over 20 injured in an explosion outside a mosque in Pistakhara area on the outskirts of Peshawar.
The explosion took place in the veranda of a mosque right after the Juma (Friday) prayers.
At least four people are known to have died and at least 20 injured in the blast that occurred from a planted device. The device contained around 1.5 - 2kg of explosives.
According to Express 24/7 correspondent Iftikhar Firdous, the death toll could have been much higher if the blast took place inside the mosque.
The injured were shifted to Hayat Medical Complex and Lady Reading Hospital, while the police had cordoned off the site of the explosion.
There have been similar attacks recently in the same region, which is close to the Khyber Agency.