Accessibility links

Breaking News

Bombings Hit Two Mosques In Pakistan, At least 55 Killed


People help injured victims get to the hospital after the blast in Darra Adam Khel
At least 55 people have been killed and nearly 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest Pakistan, local officials say.

The blast occurred in Darra Adam Khel, a suburb of Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, during Friday prayers, the most attended prayer session of the week.

Hours later, grenades thrown into a second mosque, near Peshawar, killed at least two people.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the attacks, the latest in a series of mosque and shrine bombings.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner condemned the two attacks, saying they "brutally targeted innocent people" at places of worship.

compiled from agency reports