The suicide bomber was targeting members of an anti-Taliban militia attending funeral prayers for the wife of a militiaman in Adezai village, close to Peshawar that ends up in the border tribal regions, DCO Peshawar, Siraj Ahmed, said.
The attacker mingled with the mourners before setting off his explosives, Ahmed said.
“People had gathered and had simply started praying when a boy walked in and blew himself up,” survivor Mohammad Eman told Geo News.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the responsibility of attack.
Bloodied shoes and caps littered the bottom where the attack came about, on the outskirts of the town, as shocked survivors milled around or bundled the wounded into trucks and away to hospital, tv pictures showed.
The Pashtun elder whose relative was being buried on Wednesday is concerned with a pro-government militia force. it absolutely was not immediately clear if he had been killed or wounded within the explosion.