At least 57 people have lost their lives and more than 190 have been injured in an explosion that took place during Jumma (Friday) prayers at a mosque in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar, one of the densely populated areas in the city.

The injured have been moved to the Lady Reading Hospital. Police teams are at the site of the explosion and have sealed off the area.

According to Capital City Police Peshawar, policemen on duty were shot at by the attackers.


Officials are yet to confirm the nature of the explosion.

This is a developing story.