Bombing at Pakistan Mosque Kills at Least 22

Sep 16, 2016

By Ismail Khan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — At least 22 people were killed in the bombing of a mosque in the western Pakistani tribal region of Mohmand on Friday, officials said.

The explosion occurred during Friday afternoon prayers in Pai Khan, a remote village in the mountainous Ambar subdistrict of Mohmand, a deputy administrator in the region, Naveed Akbar, said by telephone.

Mr. Akbar said that at least 20 more people had been hurt, with seven of the most critically wounded being airlifted to Peshawar, the capital of nearby Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.

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