70 killed, 100 other injured in suicide attack on mosque in Pak’s Khyber region

March 27th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad,Mar.27 (ANI): At least 70 persons have been reportedly killed and 100 other injured when a suicide bomber blew himself at a mosque in Jamrud on Friday.

According to The News, the attacker entered the mosque which was crowded with over three hundred people offering Friday prayers, and blew himself killing scores of people on the spot.

“It appears to be a suicide attack in which over 70 worshippers could have been killed and over 100 others wounded,” Khyber Agency Political Agent Tariq Hayat Khan said.

Till now at least 46 dead bodies have been recovered from the rubble and security officials said that the casualty figure could increase.

The injured people have been admitted to the Sherpao, Lady Reading and others hospitals in Peshawar.

Rescue operations were on till last reports came-in. (ANI)

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