Attack on Peshawar mosque
Peshawar authorities have declared a state of emergency in the field of medical care in all hospitals in the city.
At least 59 people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar (the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa near the border with Afghanistan). This was reported by the newspaper Dawn, citing a representative of the hospital.
It is noted that another 157 people were injured.
According to national security officials, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during midday prayers at a mosque that was crowded with people, including police and military personnel. A rescue operation continues at the scene of the incident, and the number of victims could rise. It is noted that at the time of the explosion in the mosque could be up to 500 people.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group, banned in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack, GeoTV reported.
The Peshawar authorities have declared a state of emergency in the field of medical care in all hospitals in the city, and also instructed rescue organizations to step up emergency measures.
Recall, in Pakistan, an explosion occurred in a mosque, at first it was reported about 28 dead.
On January 27, a terrorist attack occurred in Jerusalem – a man opened fire on people who were leaving the synagogue. The attack left at least seven people dead and ten others injured.
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