By Matthew Roscoe •
Updated: 04 Mar 2022 • 13:35
JUST IN: Multiple people feared dead after terrorist attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. Credit: Arif Mehmood/ Twitter
A TERRORIST attack on a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, March 4 has left multiple people injured and many feared dead.
The explosion, which happened during Friday morning prayers, rocked Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar.
First videos from the tragic incident show people being carried out of the Shi’ite mosque in Peshawar with missing limbs and covered in blood.
The area has a number of markets and is usually packed around the time of Friday prayers, said locals. Police have arrived on the scene to start their investigations.
According to police, the nature of the blast which occurred in Qisa Khwani Bazar is not immediately clear, although many people online are suggesting that it was the result of a suicide bomber.
Rescue teams are on-site and have moved injured people to the Lady Reading Hospital, as reported by dawn.com, who noted officials confirmed at least 15 ambulances have been on the site since the blast.
According to Rescue 1122 officials, at least 20 people have been injured so far.
A spokesperson for the hospital said that 10 of the people currently injured in the hospital are in critical condition. The police have cordoned off the area as investigations continue.
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