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Pakistan: Death Toll from Peshawar Blast Rises to 93

Tue 31 Jan 2023 | 11:33 AM
Israa Farhan

The death toll in the suicide attack rose to 93 people, including policemen, and more than 100 others were injured, after an explosion occurred inside a mosque in the "Police Lines" area in Peshawar city, northwest Pakistan, according to officials in the security and health sectors.

On Monday, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified police housing complex in Pakistan, the latest in a series of attacks targeting police.

Security officials said a suicide bomber was present in the front rows during the noon prayer when he blew himself up, killing and injuring dozens, according to what was reported by the French News Agency "AFP".

An official in the Pakistani police told Reuters that an explosion occurred in a mosque where a large number of worshipers were present in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday.

"Part of the building collapsed and many are believed to be under the rubble," official Sikandar Khan said.

A spokesman for a hospital in Peshawar said they received more than 100 wounded and injured during the first minutes of the explosion, some of whom were in critical condition, which contributed to the high death toll due to the attack.