19 killed in bomb blast at Hangu

Hangu: An explosion near a mosque after Friday prayers here killed at least 19 people.

Initial reports suggested an explosive device went off in front of a mosque in Pat Bazaar of Hangu town when people were coming out after offering the Friday prayer. Rescue sources said at least 19 people were killed and many others injured in the deadly blast.

Bodies and injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. Police and law enforcing agencies personnel cordoned off the area and began probe.

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