PESHAWAR: A suicide bombing demolished a mosque in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa during Friday prayers killing at least 40 people, provincial government officials said.
The blast occurred in Darra Adam Khel, a suburb of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar.
“It was a suicide attack and there are 40 dead so far,” said Shahid Ullah, a senior provincial government official.
People were exiting the Waali Mosque following Friday prayers when the bomber attacked.
Video from the scene showed screaming women, white-bearded old men in blood-stained clothes and a child being wheeled into the emergency room of a nearby hospital.
Area residents said the bombing may have been part of a turf war between rival militant groups.