Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74
The death toll from a terrorist attack in a mosque in the city of Peshawar rose to 72. This was reported on January 31 by the Geo TV channel, citing the rescue service.
“The number of fatalities in a devastating suicide bombing at a crowded mosque at the Police Lines compound in Peshawar has surged to 72 as rescue teams retrieved nine more bodies from the debris of the mosque in the predawn hours of Tuesday,” the channel reported.
At the moment, it is known that 150 people more were injured.
The day before, 59 dead and 157 injured were reported.
The explosion in the mosque occurred around 13:40 (11:40 Moscow time) on January 30. According to eyewitnesses, it happened during a prayer, which was attended by about 120 people. Part of the building was destroyed by the blast. A rescue operation is carried out at the site of the explosion, as there are people under the debris.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility for the attack.