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At Least 46 Dead, 150 Injured in Blast at a Mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar

"A portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it," a police official said.

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    An ambulance carries wounded people toward a hospital from a bomb explosion site in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 30 January.

    (Photo: AP/PTI)

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    Locals at the site after a suicide blast ripped through a mosque during afternoon prayers, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, 30 January.

    (Photo: PTI)

At least 46 were killed and 150 people were injured after an explosion took place at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday, 30 January, Pakistan's newspaper Dawn reported.

The causalities were confirmed by Mohammad Asim, a spokesperson for the Lady Reading Hospital (LRC). He also added that some of the injured people were in critical condition, Dawn reported.

A local police official told Reuters that a large number of people had gathered for prayer.

"A portion of the building had collapsed and several people are believed to be under it," the police official added.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif stringly condemned the incident and in a statement, said that the people behind the incident "have nothing to do with Islam."

He added, "The entire nation is standing united against the menace of terrorism."

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Initial media reports said that the bomber, sitting in the front row, blew himself up. But there has been no official admittance from any group and no official confirmation has been received.

(With inputs from Dawn and Reuters.)

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