At least 16 killed in suicide blast at Mohmand Agency mosque
At least 16 people were killed while another 24 injured in a suspected suicide blast inside a local mosque in Mohmand Agency duringÂ Friday prayers.
Confirming the incident, assistant political agent toldÂ The Express TribuneÂ thatÂ the mosque was located in village Paye Khan in Anbar tehsil of the agency.Â â€œIt was a suicide blast,â€ the assistant political agent quoted a witness as saying.
â€œThe suicide bomber was in crowded mosque, he shouted
â€˜Allahu Akbarâ€™, and then there was a huge blast,â€ Naveed Akbar,
deputy administrator of Mohmand agency, told Reuters. Another regional official confirmed the blast and said at
least 24 people were wounded.
Rescue teams and police arrived atÂ the site of the explosion. The bodies and the injured are being shifted to local hospitals for medical treatment.
At least 14 killed, 52 wounded in suicide blast at Mardan district courts
On Thursday, aÂ woman was killed in a hand grenade attack in Lower Mohmand Agency.Â An official of political administration said unidentified militants lobbed grenades and opened fire at the house of a pro-government tribal elder Malik Nasir Khan in Shah Alam Sali, Michni. As a result, a woman who was inside the house was killed. However, the militants fled the site after retaliatory fire from the neighbouring houses.
Earlier this month, at leastÂ 14 people were killed and 52 others injured in a suicideÂ attackÂ at Mardanâ€™sÂ district courts.Â Six lawyers and two policemen were among the dead.Â The attacker lobbed a hand grenade at the entrance of the court before exploding himself at the main gate of Mardan district courts, DPO Mardan toldÂ The Express Tribune.