Pakistan, Hangu Blast Updates : Suicide blast kills 22 in Hangue near the mosque and 40 injured on Friday, E Pakistan News Reported.
According to police, the bomber detonated his explosives as worshippers poured out after Friday (Jummah) prayers in the crowded Pat Bazaar area.
“Most of the dead were coming out of a mosque in the marketplace after Friday prayers when the bomb went off,” a senior police officer said.
District Police officer (DPO) Dr Muhammed Saeed said the bomb was placed at one of the mosque’s exits leading to a crowded market.
“It was a suicide attack which targeted Shias but Sunni Muslims also fell victim since their mosque and some shops were also very close to the site,” said Saeed.
“We have found the head of the bomber, who came there on a motorbike,” he added.