LONDON, January 30./TASS/. At least 90 people were injured in an explosion at a mosque in the city of Peshawar not far from Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan, Reuters reports citing Mohammad Asim, a spokesman for the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.
According to Mohammad Asim, the hospital has received 90 injured people, some of them in a critical condition.
Police official Sikandar Khan said that the blast took place at the time when a large number of people had gathered there for a prayer. "A portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it," Khan said as quoted by Reuters.
Earlier, Pakistan’s Geo TV reported about 50 people wounded in the blast. According to it, a suicide bomber struck inside the mosque.