Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – Curfew has been imposed in Mohmand Agency’s Anbar tehsil after a deadly blast on Friday took 28 lives.

The blast that left 31 injured took place in a mosque.  Senior political administrator confirmed that a search operation is underway after the blast.

“Security officials will conduct an operation in the area,” he said. While the official refused to give further details, sources claimed that officials have recovered remains of the suspected suicide bomber.

“The bombing took place in Payi Khan village located in Anbar tehsil of Mohmand Agency,” Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar, told The Express Tribune. “It was a suicide attack,” he said.

An investigator on the condition of anonymity told that mostly youngsters were targeted in the deadly blast. The suicide bomber was standing in the last row as per initial findings.

“The roof of the prayer hall and the veranda had collapsed. There were body parts strewn everywhere and many people were pinned beneath the rubble,” A local said who rushed to the mosque after the blast.

Reportedly, Seven injured were airlifted to Peshawar for treatment of their critical wounds, the agency surgeon at the hospital in Khar told The Express Tribune. Of the casualties his hospital received, eight were younger than 10 years old while 10 were in their teens.

According to locals, those who died in the blast included six members of a family.