PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suicide bomber On Monday, a strike was made in a mosque in Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, where the killings have taken place at least Twenty people, wounding as many as 96 Ministers, officials stated.

Saddique Khan (a top police officer) said that no one claimed immediate responsibility for the attack. in Peshawar was the victim of the most recent casualty figures, however the Pakistani Taliban were also at fault in similar suicide attacks in The past.

It bomber detonated his suicide vest as some 150 worshipers — including many policemen from nearby police offices — were praying inside. The roof collapsed under the impact of the blast. mosqueThe caved in Zafar Khan, an officer from the local police, said that many people were hurt.

Meena, a 38-year old police officer, claimed he was in the area. mosque The bomb went off. He said he doesn’t know how he survived unhurt. Gul claimed that after the bomb went off, he could hear his friends’ cries.

An ambulance transporting injured patients is being carried by a police officer. blast Victims outside of the police headquarters in Peshawar, Jan. 30, 2023
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Rescue crews became frantic to clear the debris. mosque Police said that worshippers were still unable to reach the ground and continue their prayers under the rubble. Khan claimed that Khan listed several of those who were injured. in critically ill at There were concerns that the death rate would increase in a hospital.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in He issued a condemnation statement and directed authorities to provide the best medical care for the victims. He also pledged “stern action” Against those behind the attack.

Imran Khan (former Prime Minister) also condemned the bombing and called it an act of terrorism. “terrorist suicide attack” in Tweet. “My prayers & condolences go to victims’ families,” The ex-premier said so. “It is imperative we improve our intelligence gathering & properly equip our police forces to combat the growing threat of terrorism.”

Security officials inspect the site of a mosque blast inside the police headquarters in Peshawar on Jan. 30, 2023.
Site security officials check the location of an mosque blast The police headquarters in Peshawar, Jan. 30, 2023
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Peshawar, which is located in Afghanistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province capital, has seen frequent terrorist attacks.

Tehreek-e Taliban is the name of Pakistan’s Taliban. Pakistan TTP (or The Taliban Party) is a distinct group that was also an ally to the Afghan Taliban. in Afghanistan is a neighbor in August 2021, NATO and U.S. troops in After 20 years of conflict, the last stages of their withdrawal from the country.

TTP waged insurgency in Pakistan In the 15 years since then, there has been a push for stricter Islamic laws enforcement in The release of all their members, who are in Government custody and the reduction in Pakistani military presence in the country’s former tribal regions.