Pakistan mosque explosion: Police in an attack that killed 59 people,

At least 59 people were when a bomb explod at police officers while they were praying in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan.

This Pakistan mosque is in the area of ​​the police command, which is heavily Guard.

Prime Minister Shabaz Sharif said: Terrorists want to create fear by targeting people who are doing missions to defend Pakistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is said to be the Pakistani Taliban.

In December, it targeted police posts in Peshawar and other parts of the country’s northwest, killing 33 militants.

Initial unconfirmed reports indicated that a bomber blew himself up in a mosque on Monday.

A hospital spokesperson told the BBC that the death toll reached 59/ 157 were injured.

Peshawar Police Chief Mohammad Ijaz Khan told local media that between 300 and 400 police officers were in the area at the time.

This mosque is in one of the most intense areas of the city, including the headquarters of the police, intelligence services, and counter-terrorism services.

Prime Minister Sharif said in a statement that those behind the attacks “have nothing to do with Islam.” He added: “The whole country is united in facing the threat of terrorism.”

The explosion occurred around 13:30 (08:30 GMT) during evening prayers in the northwestern city near the border with Afghanistan.

A video circulating on social media and seen by the BBC show half of the wall caved in. The mosque was cover with bricks and rubble as people climb up the rubble to escape.

Peshawar Deputy Chief Shafiullah Khan said rescue efforts continued inside the Mosque “more permits are take Out.”

Hours after the blast, BBC News saw a center full of injured people, many still wearing police uniforms.

Some of them Were covered in burn cream, And their skin was red from the burns cause by the explosion. Some of them have broken bones from falling debris on them.

One man said he was still deaf from the blast. Another man said He was rescue after being trap under the rubble for nearly an hour.

The Prime Minister will go on an emergency visit to Peshawar. The local authorities will informed about it and Will visit the injured in the blast.

A man in a police uniform is Being treat in a hospital in Peshawar
A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack.

The attack on this mosque comes at the beginning of a fateful week for Pakistani diplomacy.

UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was Scheduled to visit Islamabad on Monday, but the trip was canceled at the last minute due to bad weather.

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is schedule to visit Pakistan on Tuesday as part of the process of reopening bailout loans to prevent the country from defaulting.

Last March, Peshawar was hit by another bombing that killed dozens of people at a Shiite mosque.

In the capital, Islamabad Police announced that it is on full alert and has increased security at all entrances and exits of the city.