37 killed, more than 30 injured as blast hits funeral prayers in Pes

Islamabad, March 9,-At least 37 people were killed while more than 30 others were injured in a suicide blast during funeral prayers in Adezai area, an outskirt area of the city, here on Wednesday, police said.
According to reports the blast took place during funeral prayers for pro-government militia commander’s wife in Matani, a small village in Adezai area, some 20km away from the capital city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan.

According to eyewitness, a teenager suicide bomber entered in the prayers and blew himself up.

As a result, 25 persons were killed while 30 others were injured.

Police said that it was a suicide blast. Hundreds of people were attending the funeral when the blast occurred, so the death toll may rise.

After the incident, rescue teams, law enforcement agencies reached on the site and shifted the injured and bodies to Lady Reading Hospital here and other hospitals of the city.

The agencies cordoned off the area and started investigation of the incident.

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