It is a constantly updated toll, which counts 33 dead and 140 injured , that of the suspected suicide attack inside a mosque in the north-western city of Peshawar, in Pakistan . The explosion occurred within the areas delimited by the barriers erected by the police to protect the place of worship during mid-day prayers .

The success was promptly claimed by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the Pakistani Taliban group. The action would be revenge for the killing of the leader of the Omer Khalid Khorasani group, whose real name was Abdul Wali Mohmand, which took place in August 2022. According to Taliban statements, the attacker used seven kilograms of explosives in the attack.

"The explosion involved both policemen and civilians ," Ghulam Ali , governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the country's four provinces, said in a press conference.

Some people are still under the rubble of the building, many survivors have been transported to the Lady reading hospital in the city. "We have received more than 100 injured people, 62 of whom are currently being treated while the others have been discharged ," said Muhammad Asim, spokesman for the health facility.


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