Funeral Prayers Performed for Police Officers Killed in Mosque Blast
Funeral prayers and a police salute were performed for the 27 officers killed in a suicide attack on a mosque inside a police compound in Peshawar, Pakistan, on January 30.
Footage released by Capital City Police Peshawar shows coffins draped in Pakistani flags and wreaths, while prayers are said within the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Line compound.
Citing health officials, local news outlet Dawn reported that at least 59 people were killed in the blast and another 157 injured.
Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan told Dawn that the roof of the mosque collapsed after the blast and that a number of people were stuck under the rubble.
Khan said between 300 and 400 officers were in the compound at the time of the attack.
The Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared a day of mourning in the province for the victims. Credit: Capital City Police Peshawar via Storyful