Explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu Leaves Three Dead and 12 Injured
A devastating explosion rocked a mosque in Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claiming three lives, including a police officer, and injuring 12 individuals. The incident unfolded during the Friday sermon when worshippers had assembled for their weekly prayers.
Hangu District Police Officer Nisar Ahmed reported that 30-40 people were trapped under the rubble as the mosque’s roof collapsed. A swift rescue operation was launched to save those buried beneath.
Ahmed disclosed that the attack involved two suicide bombers. One targeted the police station’s gate, while the other detonated explosives inside the mosque.
Quick police action thwarted further casualties as one terrorist was neutralized at the police station gate, and two policemen were injured during the confrontation. The other militant detonated himself within the mosque.
Twin Tragedies in a Single Day
Earlier today, a suicide blast in Balochistan’s Mastung district claimed the lives of at least 35 people, including a police officer, and injured over 45. The Mastung explosion occurred near a mosque during preparations for Eid Miladun Nabi, the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birth anniversary.
Pakistan has grappled with a series of terror attacks over the past year, with Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa often being targeted by militants aiming to disrupt peace. Security forces remain committed to conducting operations against terrorists to secure the nation.
A recent report from the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) revealed a significant increase in militant attacks in August, with 99 incidents recorded—the highest monthly total since November 2014. These attacks have resulted in 112 deaths and 87 injuries, predominantly affecting security personnel and civilians.
The nation continues to stand resilient against these challenges, honouring the sacrifices of its soldiers in the fight against terrorism.