|People gather around bodies at the blast site in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Sept. 22, 2013. At least 25 people were killed and 45 others injured when twin blasts hit a Christian church in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Sunday morning, said local officials. (Xinhua/Ahmad Sidique)
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ISLAMABAD, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were killed and 45 others injured when twin blasts hit a Christian church in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Sunday morning, said local officials.
Police Commissioner of Peshawar Sahibzada Anees confirmed that 25 people were killed and 45 others injured in the attack and the killed include a policeman,four women and four children.
Local media quoted hospital sources as saying that 28 people were killed in the attack.
The attack took place at about 11:45 a.m.local time. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Christian church in the Qissa Khawani market of the city when people were leaving the church after prayers, according to local officials and media reports.
About 300 people were at the site when the attack took place, said local media.
Earlier reports said that it was a single suicide blast, but bomb disposal squad officials later confirmed it was a twin suicide blast attack and the body parts of the twin attackers were found at the site.
An estimated 8 kg of explosives were used in the attack, said bomb disposal squad officials.
Police and rescue team rushed to the site shortly following the blasts.
All the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, a hospital in Peshawar, which is famous for the treatment of blast victims.
So far no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.
Both Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have condemned the attack.