- Incident takes place inside parametres of Police Station Doaba.
- Two suicide bombers had been concerned in assault, says Hangu DPO.
- 12 individuals, rescued from rubble, shifted to close by hospital.
HANGU: A blast ripped via a mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu, native officers confirmed Friday, leaving three lifeless — together with a policeman — and 12 injured.
The incident occurred inside the parametres of Police Station Doaba throughout the Friday sermon — a time when scores of believers are gathered at a mosque for his or her weekly prayer.
Hangu District Police Officer Nisar Ahmed mentioned 30-40 individuals had been below the rubble — because the mosque’s roof caved in — and an operation was underway to rescue them.
Ahmed mentioned two suicide bombers had been concerned within the assault — one focused the gate of the police station, and the opposite blew himself up contained in the mosque.
The 12 individuals, rescued from the rubble, have been shifted to a close-by hospital, he mentioned.
Caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Azam Khan, taking discover, directed officers to implement an emergency in all hospitals of the town as he sought a report on the blast from regulation enforcers.
The police officers mentioned that two militants tried coming into the police station and began firing on the gate. They added that one of many terrorists was killed on the gate by the police in retaliatory hearth.
Furthermore, two policemen had been additionally injured throughout the firing, officers of the regulation enforcement company mentioned, including that the opposite militant blew himself up contained in the mosque.
The well timed motion by the police resulted in fewer casualties following the blast, they added.
This was the second terror assault to hit Pakistan in a single day as earlier right this moment, a suicide blast in Balochistan’s Mastung district killed at the least 35 individuals together with a police officer whereas injuring over 45.
The explosion occurred close to the mosque the place individuals had been gathering to mark Eid Miladun Nabi — the beginning anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
For the previous 12 months now, Pakistan has been gripped by a spate of terror assaults, with Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa significantly being below the radar of militants concentrating on safety forces and civilians to deteriorate peace.
Safety forces, nevertheless, proceed to conduct operations in opposition to terrorists to eradicate terrorism from the nation in its resolve to strengthen the sacrifices of its troopers.
Earlier this month, a report compiled by the Pakistan Institute for Battle and Safety Research (PICSS) said a pointy enhance recorded in militant assaults throughout the nation within the month of August with 99 terror incidents reported.
This, in accordance with the report, was the best quantity recorded in any single month since November 2014. These assaults have resulted in 112 deaths and 87 accidents, largely concentrating on safety forces personnel and civilians.