At least 22 people were killed and several others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up immediately after the Friday prayers outside Faizullah mosque located in Pat Bazaar of Hangu.
According to police, the blast took place when people were leaving the mosque following Friday prayers.
Authorities fear an increase in the casualties as several injured were in critical condition.
“It was a suicide blast,” DPO Hangu Mian Saeed confirmed.
The dead and the inured were shifted to Civil Hospital.
Security forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area.