In view of today’s blast in Peshawar, a day of mourning will be observed in the province tomorrow.
Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan has announced a one-day mourning in the province. Tomorrow the national flag will fly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Azam Khan said that the government is equally involved in the grief of the families of the martyrs, the provincial government will not leave the affected families alone.
It should be noted that the number of martyrs, including the imam of the mosque and police personnel, has increased to 59, while more than 140 people have been injured in the suicide blast during the noon prayer in the police lines mosque.
The condition of several injured persons is serious. The two-story building of the mosque was destroyed by the explosion. According to the security officials, the attacker was in the first row of the worshipers. Three people were pulled out from under the rubble of the mosque. It is feared that, rescue operation with heavy machinery is going on.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the blast.