20 people were killed and at least 60 were reported injured in a terror attack at a Shiite mosque in Hayatabad Phase-5 in Peshawar.
Police said four or five gunmen threw grenades before storming the Imamia mosque in Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan’s restive northwest, around the time of the main Friday prayers.
Police and rescue workers rushed to the site and the injured were shifted to nearby hospitals where many were said to be critical.
Security personnel launched an operation in the mosque and cleared the site.
According to SSP Operations Mian Saeed, three of the attackers were suicide bombers. One of them blew himself up, one was killed by security forces before he could detonate explosives and the third one has been arrested.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have claimed responsibility.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaz Khattak were stopped to approach the site due to the ongoing operation.
Strongly condemn terror attack in Hayatabad Peshawar targeting mosque during Juma prayers. Tried to go to site but stopped due to ongoing op
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 13, 2015
Radical Sunni Islamist groups often target mosques frequented by minority Shi’ites, whom they see as infidels.
Last month dozens of people were killed in a similar attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the southern city of Shikarpur.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek Chief Tahirul Qadri, Jamate Islami leader Sirajul Haq, Imamia Rabta Council, Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and Jaffaria Alliance strongly condemned the attack.
I strongly condemn suicide attack on Imambargah in #Peshawar. Delaying tactics of govt. are providing breathing space for terrorists.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) February 13, 2015
Strongly condemn the heinous act in Peshawar – No words can express the ignominy of such an attack. Prayers with families. #PeshawarBlast
— Siraj ul Haq (@SirajOfficial) February 13, 2015
MWM, Imamia Rabta Council and Jaffaria Alliance have announced to observe three-day mourning.
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ALLAH TALA !!! save to every one ,every women,men,children
Where is national action plan… or saudi petro dollars has more weight? ?
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Here we go again…Muslims are killing other Muslims in a Muslim country…and murdering them in a mosque while they were praying?…tell me again how Islam is a religion of peace?…and tell me again how this is all a plot by the west?
my friend islam is a religion of peace .show me one place in quran and sunna where it is wrtten to kill innocent lives.in pakistan it is a G5 war created by Endia and usa .to destabilise the solitary nuclear power nation ,that is y they created anti pakistan taliban .
1st of all they are not MUSLIMS ,terrorist are using FAKE getup & NAMES .2nd ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE ,THERE IS NO place in QURAN and SUNNA where it is written to kill innocent lives. 3RD it was MOUSQUE OF SHIA and TTP so called TALIBAN have issue with them .
one Sect is targeted after Peshawar school Massacre. where is Pak Army Where is Government where is intelligence Agencies. where is Pakistan Nation which was Protesting for Peshawar School Attack because in that Attack Mostly Childs were Sunni…..
Who created this conflict? Why you mess around with your neighbors? Pak Army & ISI owes an explanation for creating such a mess!
Saudi Sponsored Wahhabi Sunni are successfully doing their job in eliminating non-Sunnis and non-Wahhabi . The Saudi King is a Happy Man
God bless the souls. One must not point fingers at others.Army, police and intelligence are doing their work. Lets sympathize with bereaved families.
shame on them who have made themselves naiouzebillah gods jeenat aur dozaks ka teekedar jino ne apni khudahi banei heALLAH pak ase logo ko ghark be to nahi karta kun chora he in kuttoon ko
bohat acha howa hai
magar insaniyat phar ye zulim hai
ullah tala hedayat farma sab ko
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