Three killed, 20 injured in bomb attack on Pak mosque

A powerful blast ripped through a mosque packed with Friday worshippers on the outskirts of the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 18:39 PM IST

Peshawar: A powerful blast ripped through a
mosque packed with Friday worshippers on the outskirts of the
northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday, killing at
least three people and injuring 20 others.

The incident occurred at the mosque situated in
Pishtakharra area when worshippers were offering prayers,
`Dunya News` reported.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar
Hussain was quoted as saying that three people were killed and
20 others injured in the explosion.

He termed the terror attack as a reaction to the ongoing
military offensive against militants in the country`s restive
northwest.

Police said 1.5 kilogram of explosives were used in the
attack, for which no group has so far claimed responsibility.

Preliminary reports said the bomb was planted at the
mosque`s verandah.

PTI