At least 67 people were killed and over 100 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a mosque near Kohat town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - province, officials and the state-run PTV said. Kohat is about 70 km from the provincial capital of Peshawar.
Hours after the Kohat bombing, another bomb exploded at a mosque in Bada Beer area of Peshawar, killing at least five worshipers and injuring dozens. In another tragedy, 21 people, all Pakistani nationals working for a foreign oil company, were killed when a small private plane crashed near Karachi airport in southern part of the country.
Police officials said the suicide bomber who carried out the blast in the Kohat mosque was around 17-18 years old. A Geo TV report said the number of dead was feared to rise as some of the injured were critical.