30 killed, 40 injured in suicide blast in NW Pakistan
At least 30 people were killed and 40 others injured in a suicide blast which took place Monday afternoon near a mosque in Wana Bazaar of South Waziristan in northwest Pakistan, reported local media Express.
According to the report, the blast took place at the main gate of Mulana Noor Muhammad Mosque in where there were reportedly more than 100 people offering prayers inside, Xinhua reported.
Shortly after the blast, the police have cordoned off the area and rescue work is now underway. The injured people have been shifted to different hospitals.
This is the third blast reported Monday in Pakistan.
Earlier Monday, a blast took place in Pakistan's northwest Khyber tribal agency, injuring seven security troops near a mosque in Bara. This was shortly followed by a remote-controlled explosion in adjoining Kurram tribal agency, killing at least eight people and injuring several others.
The second blast took place in Khomta, a central town in Kurram, when a tribal meeting was being held to resolve dispute over primary school issue.