Suicide bomber kills 23 at mosque in northwest Pakistan: Here’s how Twitterati reacted

The bodies and the injured are being shifted to local hospitals for medical treatment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2016 7:07 pm
“A suicide bomber was in the mosque. He shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and blew himself up”

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque packed with worshippers for Friday prayers, killing at least 23 people and injuring 29others in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region. The attacker blew himself when the prayers were in progress at the mosque in the Anbar tehsil of the agency bordering Afghanistan.

“It was a suicide blast,” a local official said.  “Many people were gathered inside the mosque when a suicide bomber blew himself up,” said an eyewitness.

“A suicide bomber was in the mosque. He shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and blew himself up,” Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar told reporters.

Rescue teams and police rushed to the spot. The bodies and the injured are being shifted to local hospitals for medical treatment. Injured were also transported to hospitals in Bajaur Agency, Charsadda and Peshawar for treatment.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistani Taliban routinely targets courts, schools and mosques. The attack came on a day when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to continue the war against militancy and terrorism till elimination of the last terrorist.

During a meeting with Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday, the prime minister expressed the resolve to continue the war against terrorism and militancy.

Here’s how people on Twitter reacted after the suicide blast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With PTI Inputs