A powerful blast has executed at least 11 individuals in an obvious suicide assault on a minority Shiite mosque in northwestern Pakistan.
There was no prompt claim of duty regarding the blast in the city of Parachinar, which happened as individuals assembled for Friday petitions close to the women’s entrance of the building in the central bazaar.
Parachinar parliamentarian Sajid Hussain said it was a suicide attack and was gone before by gunfire.
“The assault occurred in a bustling region and a ladies’ mosque appears to be the target,” he said.
Experts in predominantly Sunni-Muslim Pakistan said rescue helicopters had been sent to the scene, which is in the remote northwestern tribal locale flanking Afghanistan.
A doctor said five bodies, including a lady and two children, and more than three dozen injured had been conveyed to the neighborhood Agency Headquarters Hospital.
Parachinar is the capital of the Kurram tribal locale, where Pakistani security powers have fought activist militant groups for years.
In February, more than 70 individuals were murdered and dozens injured in an assault on a packed Sufi hallowed place in southern Pakistan.
In January, no less than 21 individuals were killed when a blast hit a Parachinar vegetable market.