Peshawar: At least three persons were killed and eight others injured today in a blast inside a mosque in in this northwestern city of Pakistan, police said.
The incident occurred near Pardah Bagh (women park) in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police station.
The security forces and rescue teams rushed to the area and shifted the injured to Lady Reading Hospital.
The death toll could rise as some of the injured were reportedly in critical condition.
Eye-witnesses said a suicide bomber blew himself up in the mosque. However, police has not yet confirmed it.
According to reports, firing was also reported after the blast at Pardabagh, which is famous for wedding ceremonies.