The Hush Post| 13:22 pm |one-minute-read
Twenty-five people were killed and 35 injured as a powerful bomb ripped through a busy market near a religious seminary in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday.
The explosive material was placed in the Juma Bazar near an Imambargah. It is a place of worship for Shias in Aurakzai tribal district’s Kalaya area outside.
At least 25 people were killed while more than 35 others injured, Geo news quoted district administration officials as saying.
Officials said that most of the victims belonged to the minority Shia community. Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and investigations are on.
An emergency has been announced in the region’s hospitals to handle the crisis. “Our enemies are not happy with peace in the province,” provincial Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said after the attack.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police are on high alert following the Orakzai blast and another attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi on Friday morning.