Pakistan Prime Minister Visits Victims of Peshawar Mosque Blast
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif visited victims of a suicide attack at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday, January 30.
Sharif said the “scale of the tragedy” was “unimaginable,” and described the bombing at the Police Line Mosque as “an attack on Pakistan.”
Footage released by Sharif on Facebook shows him visiting injured victims at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.
Citing health officials, local news outlet Dawn reported that at least 59 people were killed in the blast and another 157 injured.
Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan told Dawn that the roof of the mosque collapsed after the blast and that a number of people were stuck under the rubble.
Khan said between 300 and 400 officers were in the compound at the time of the attack.
The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared a day of mourning in the province for the victims. Credit: Shehbaz Sharif via Storyful