Death toll in Pakistan mosque attack rises to 92 | News

The number of fatalities in the bombing attack on a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 92, according to new reports released Tuesday by authorities in the Asian nation.


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The rescue teams declared that they have continued to find lifeless bodies under the rubble, which suggests that the number of deaths from the terrorist attack will grow.

Police sources indicated from the scene that more than 200 injured were evacuated to the Lady Reading Hospital, a hundred of them are under treatment and the rest were discharged.

Witnesses say that the suicide bomber was in the front row before detonating the explosive charge attached to his body inside the prayer room at the moment when about 150 faithful were giving themselves up to the Zuhr prayers, in hours of the afternoon.

The extremist organization Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the temple, located inside a fortified compound that includes the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province police headquarters and the offices of the Anti-Terrorism Department.

Most of the worshipers killed belonged to the police forces and the imam of the mosque, Sahibzada Noor Ul Amin, was also killed by the blast.

The health authorities declared a state of emergency in the Peshawar district and not only summoned all available medical personnel, but also issued a call for massive blood donation.

Likewise, the provincial government decreed a day of mourning and established the maximum alert in the federal capital, Islamabad.