Officials told PTI that rescue teams and police rushed to the site of the blast. The bodies and those injured are being shifted to local hospitals.
Injured treated at a hospital DawnNews
“The suicide bomber was in crowded mosque, he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is greatest) and then there was a huge blast,” Naveed Akbar, deputy administrator of Mohmand agency, told Reuters.
“I rushed to the spot and when I went inside the hall there was blood and human remains everywhere and people crying out. I brought my pick-up truck, loaded three wounded and drove them to the hospital in Khar,” Shireen Zada said, referring to the nearest town,” he told Dawn.
“The cowardly attacks by terrorists cannot shatter the government’s resolve to eliminate terrorism from the country,” read a statement from Nawaz Sharif’s office.
According to Dawn, Jamaatul Ahrar, an offshoot of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility of the attack. The place where the attack took place, there the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.