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Death Toll Rises To 90 in Suicide Attack on Mosque in Pakistan

Death Toll Rises To 90 in Suicide Attack on Mosque in Pakistan

The number of people who lost their lives in a suicide attack on a mosque in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, at the time of the noon prayer yesterday, rose to 90. A day of mourning was declared by the authorities, stating that the treatment of approximately 150 injured continues. statewide.

According to the news in the national press, the search and rescue efforts that started after the suicide attack on the mosque during the noon prayer in the Police Lines region of Pakistan continue. Authorities reported that the number of people who lost their lives in the suicide attack increased to 90, and that the treatment of approximately 150 injured continues.


Stating that the attack took place yesterday at around 13.00 local time, the authorities announced that the attacker was in the front row of the mosque and detonated the bomb at that time. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared a statewide day of mourning.


Peshawar Police Chief Mohammed Ijaz Khan reported that the roof of the mosque collapsed after the explosion and efforts are underway to rescue those trapped under the rubble. Khan said the regional security forces and the counter-terrorism unit were investigating how the bomb was planted in the mosque on the same campus.


It was noteworthy that the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP), took place during the visit of Foreign Minister Bilaval Bhutto Zardari to Russia. TTP, which has increased its attacks recently, announced on social media on November 28, 2022 that the ceasefire that it started with the Islamabad administration on May 10, 2022 has ended and that it has ordered its members to attack the security forces across the country. . Pakistan regards TTP as a terrorist organization.

Attack on Mosque

601 people died in 2022

According to the data shared by the Islamabad-based think tank Center for Security Studies and Research (CRSS), 601 people, 290 of whom were members of the security forces and 311 of them civilians, were killed and 741 injured in 506 terrorist attacks. Pakistan in 2022. Most of the attacks were carried out in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas. Organizations such as the TTP, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and DAESH-H claimed responsibility for most of these attacks. In 2022, terrorist attacks in Pakistan increased by 15 percent compared to the previous year.

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