The suicide explosion at a mosque in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar during Jumma prayers has shocked and angered the nation. The blast killed at least 62 individuals and injured nearly 200 others.
The suicide attacker, dressed in a black shalwar kameez and with a pistol, entered the mosque and opened fire on the police officers assigned to mosque security, according to CCTV footage published.
Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Ahsan Khan, Saba Qamar, Armeena Khan, Ali Rehman Khan, and a slew of other celebrities condemned the incident and asked for prayers for the victims. Here are all the tweets:
It’s a shame! Killing innocent people to claim supremacy. As if the world hasn’t seen enough because of covid…we don’t need viruses to kill us, we’ll annihilate ourselves at this rate. How much does our Pakistan need to suffer..🥲
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) March 4, 2022
Just a gentle reminder, Quaid E Azam was Shia. His closest aides were Parsis, Christians, Muslims and Hindus. This wasn’t his vision. This is not his Pakistan. Mercilessly killing people who believe in the same God, his Prophet and the holiest book. #shame #Shiagenocide pic.twitter.com/IEcE5pu6mN
— Anoushey Ashraf (@Anoushey_a) March 5, 2022
No words.. Peshawar..
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 5, 2022
Prayers for the victims of the tragic incident in Peshwar. May Allah bless the souls of the departed and give strength and health to the injured
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) March 4, 2022
Deeply saddened over the horrific terror attack during Friday prayers in #Peshawar. More innocent lives taken away so quickly by terrorism, how much more do we have to lose?
Praying for a world that values human life. Praying for these families. May Allah guide us all.
— Hadiqa Kiani (@Hadiqa_Kiani) March 4, 2022
Breaks my heart to hear of this. May Allah give eternal peace to the departed and give a quick recovery to those who are wounded. Let’s hope those responsible for such a cowardly attack are apprehended fast and brought to justice.
My heart goes to the families of the affected. //t.co/MMuTAEL7La
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) March 4, 2022
The images from Peshawar are sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. #Peshawar 💔
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) March 4, 2022
— Ahsan Khan (@Ahsankhanuk) March 4, 2022