Terrorism in Pakistan again traumatized the normal life of Pakistanis. A suicide bomber killed at least 28 and injured 30 at a mosque in Mohmand Agency in Pakistan’s restive northwest tribal region.
The victims were then attended Friday prayer at the mosque when a Taliban suicide bomber shouting “Allahu Akbar” and blew himself inside the mosque.
Naveed Akbar, Assistant Political Agent told the reporters “A suicide bomber was in the mosque. He shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and blew himself up.” He said that at around 2 pm yesterday the attack took place when the mosque was packed.
A splinter group of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Jamat-ul-Ahrar claimed the responsibility of the attack. Pakistani media said 28 killed including five children.
Police and rescue team hurried to the spot. The bodies and the injured were taken to the nearby hospitals in Charsadda, Bajaur Agency and Peshawar.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack and he expressed his grief. In a statement he said, “The cowardly attacks by terrorists cannot shatter the government’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from the country.” The attack came on a day when the PM vowed to eliminate terrorists from the country and continue the fight against terrorism.
In a meeting with the Army chief General Raheel Sharif the PM discussed how to resolve terrorism from the country. The army had launched operation ‘Zarb-e-Azb’ in June 2014 to get rid of militant bases in the northwestern tribal areas.
US condemned the attack
The US condemned the attack in Mohmand agency. Spokesman of the national security council, White House, Ned Price said that the attack at the mosque is a reminder that terrorism threatens all countries in the region. “We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed as well as our thoughts and prayers to those injured.”
He stated the United States is with the people of the country and will help the government of Pakistan to fight against the terrorism.