Monday, January 30, 2023

Death toll of suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Peshawar grows to 100, many people were injured



UPDATE 31.01.2023: The death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 100, a medical official says, as the South Asian country faces a mounting security challenge from armed groups.

“So far, 100 bodies have been brought to Lady Reading Hospital,” the spokesman for the largest medical facility in the city, Mohammad Asim, said in a statement on Tuesday. 


At least 44 people were killed in the explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, the Dawn newspaper reported Monday citing a hospital representative.

A total of 157 people were injured, the report says. A rescue operation is underway at the scene, because there may still be people under the debris, the report says.

According to national security agencies, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a noon prayer in the mosque, where many people gathered, including policemen and servicemen. Up to 500 people could have been present at the mosque at the moment of the explosion.

 According to Geo News, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, "Movement of the Taliban of Pakistan," outlawed in Pakistan) - an organization, connected to the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) - took responsibility for the attack.

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