Peshawar — An alleged suicide blast killed at least 32 people and injured 31 others in Kalaya Bazar of lower Orazkai tribal district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials confirmed on Friday.
Local officials said that they collecting more evidence and according to the initial information it was a suicide blast, which took place near an Imambargah. The said Kalaya Bazar is also known as Madrasa Bazar.
The injured have been shifted to the KDA teaching hospital in Kohat.
Local security officials have started a rescue and search operation in the targeted area and surroundings.
Prime Minister Imran Khan “strongly condemned” the terrorist attack in lower Orakzai as well as the one foiled on Chinese Consulate in Karachi.
Strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Chinese Consulate in Karachi & in Orakzai tribal area. My prayers go to the victims & their families. Salute the brave security/police personnel who gave their lives & denied success to terrorists in the mission ag Chinese Consulate.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 23, 2018
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan also condemned the attack, saying that enemies have not been able to stomach peace in the province.
“To target innocent citizens is inhumane,” he said, while also issuing the orders for hospitals to remain on high alert and to provide quality care to the injured.