16 killed in suicide attack in mosque in northwest Pakistan

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At least 16 people were killed and 23 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a packed mosque during Friday prayers in Mohmand Agency in restive northwest Pakistan.

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“It was a suicide blast,” a local official said.

The attacker blew himself up inside the mosque packed with worshippers.

At least 16 people were killed, the Express Tribune reported, citing officials.

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Rescue teams and police rushed to the spot. The bodies and the injured are being shifted to local hospitals for medical treatment.

(With PTI inputs)

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