Security personnel collect evidence from the blast site.

CHARSADDA, 23 May: A prayer leader was killed while seven other sustained injuries when a hand-grenade went off in a mosque here last night.

The local police said that the incident took place in Kunar Colony of Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda district. They said that during Isha prayers, prayer leader Qari Naeem hurled the hand-grenade, which killed him while injuring seven others who were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. Hailing from a proscribed miliatn organization, Qari Naeem was also wearing a suicide jacket, police said.

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