The death toll in the blast in the mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on January 30, is not taking the name of stopping. So far 93 people have died, while more than 200 people are injured. Bodies are still being pulled out of the debris.
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Pakistan In Peshawar tomorrow i.e. 30th January a Mosque There was a blast during afternoon prayer. Now Suicide attack The mutilated head of the suspect has been recovered today by the rescue workers. Police has given this information. Police officials told that the number of people killed in this attack has increased to 93 and 221 people are seriously injured. Rescue workers are still trying to retrieve bodies from the debris.
A powerful explosion rocked a mosque located on police lines at around 1.40 pm on Monday when a large number of people, including several policemen and members of the army’s bomb disposal squad, were offering afternoon prayers, he said. Officials said the suicide bomber was in the front row and blew himself up, causing the roof of the mosque to collapse on worshippers.
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Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Peshawar Mohammad Aijaz Khan told Geo TV that the attack appeared to be a suicide and the head of the suspected attacker was recovered from the scene in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is possible that the attacker was already present in the police line before the blast and may have used an official vehicle to enter. Khan said that the exact nature of the blast would be known only after the rescue operation is over.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s caretaker chief minister Muhammad Azam Khan announced a day of state mourning on Tuesday in the wake of the attack. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The TTP said the attack was a revenge for the killing of its commander Umar Kharid Khursani, who was killed in Afghanistan in August last year.
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The police officer said that a part of the mosque collapsed and it is believed that many people got buried under it. The TTP has gone back on the ceasefire with the Government of Pakistan and has ordered its terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks across the country. He is alleged to have been involved in several deadly attacks, including the 2009 attack on army headquarters, military bases, and the 2008 Marriott Hotel bombing. It is said to be close to Al Qaeda.
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