A Pakistan suicide bombing killed 34 people and injured another 45 on Wednesday.

The blast happened in the midst of a funeral in the Pakistan’s north west.

A bomb detonated as prayers were being offered for the wife of Hakeem Khan, of an anti-Taliban militia, in Adezai village, on the outskirts of Peshawar city, senior police official Mohammad Ijaz Khan, said.

“The target of the bombing was members of the anti-Taliban militia,” Khan said.

“We have sent teams to remove the bodies and shift the injured to the hospital,” he added.

Adezai village, in the suburbs of Peshawar, Matni, is known for clashes between the Pakistani Taliban and pro-government militia men.

Peshawar is the gateway to the lawless tribal region near the Pakistan border with Afghanistan.

Taliban insurgents in the area have repeatedly warned local residents to quit siding with the government or “face their wrath.”

Local news media quoted witnesses as saying that a suicide bomber, who appeared to be in his late teens, joined the funeral prayers and detonated his explosives-laden vest.

Footage shows blood splattered on the ground and dozens of shoes, with blood stains, scattered around.

Witness, Muhammad Iman, told Dunya TV that he was standing in the front row of the funeral service when the suicide bomber joined the back row of mourners and detonated his explosives.

“Government has not provided us any support. Only Allah has saved us,” Mr. Iman said.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani condemned the blast.

In a statement, he “reiterated the government’s resolve to root out the cancer of terrorism from every nook and corner of the country.”

“Such cowardly attacks on peaceful citizens cannot demoralize the nation,” the statement said.

The attack came a day after a car bomb exploded near an office of the country’s main spy organization in the eastern city of Faisalabad, killing at least 25 people and injuring more than 130.