Pakistan is in mourning after two deadly blasts rocked the country on Friday, killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 130 others. The attacks targeted religious gatherings celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, known as Mawlid an-Nabi, in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
The first blast occurred in Mastung, a district in Balochistan province, where a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a crowd of about 500 people who were taking part in a procession from a mosque. The blast killed at least 52 people and wounded nearly 70, many of them in critical condition. The powerful explosion also damaged nearby buildings and vehicles.
The second blast took place in Hangu, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where another bomber struck a mosque located on the premises of a police station. The blast killed at least four people and injured 63, including several police officers. The mud-brick mosque collapsed due to the impact of the blast and rescuers had to pull out worshippers from the rubble.