Five martyred in blast in Doaba Masjid, Hangu

Five persons were martyred and six others injured in a blast in Doaba Masjid, Hangu district on Friday.

According to Rescue 1122, the injured persons were shifted to Combined Military Hospital Kohat.

President Dr Arif Alvi and Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar have strongly condemned the blasts in Mastung and Hangu.

They expressed deep sorrow and grief over the loss of lives in the blast.

Praying for forgiveness and condoling with their families, they instructed to provide best medical treatment to those injured in the blasts.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has strongly condemned the blast in Hangu.

In a statement, he said such cowardly terrorist acts cannot shake the nation's resolve. He said entire Pakistani nation is united against terrorism.

He reaffirmed the commitment to root out the menace of terrorism with the cooperation of security forces and the people.

Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan strongly condemned the blast and directed the authorities concerned to provide the best possible medical treatment to the injured.

Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Hassan Azhar Hayat today visited the site of the Hangu mosque blast and appreciated the personnel of the law enforcement agencies for preventing massive incident of terrorism.

He also visited Combined Military Hospital in Thall and inquired after the injured.

Speaking on the occasion, the Corps Commander expressed the determination not to let terrorists succeed in their nefarious designs. He also gave directions to ensure treatment of the injured.

Source: Radio Pakistan