At least 32 people have been killed, and almost 150 are injured after a suicide bomber struck a mosque in Pakistan.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his vest while worshippers were just about to begin their afternoon prayers in northwest Pakistan, Peshawar.
Worshippers included personnel of the police, army and bomb disposal squad, who are believed to have been the target of the attack.
Peshawar police chief Muhammad Ijaz Khan told local media that between 300 and 400 police officials were in the area at the time of the blast.
The explosion’s impact collapsed the roof and one wall of the mosque and injured many, said Zafar Khan, a local police officer. Lady Reading Hospital has declared an emergency and told the BBC they were still receiving those wounded during the explosion.