On Friday, October 20th, a tragic attack occurred at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. A bomb was detonated inside the religious building during evening prayer service, leaving at least 32 people dead and over 50 injured. The attack is believed to have been carried out by a militant group that has been increasingly active in the region recently. In response to the attack, Pakistan’s Prime Minister announced a state of emergency in the area and deployed additional forces to prevent further violence. In this blog post, we will explore what happened on October 20th in Peshawar and examine how this atrocity sheds light on ongoing issues of religious extremism in Pakistan.
A bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has resulted in at least 150 injuries and the deaths of 32 people.
A suicide bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has left at least 150 people injured and 32 dead, according to officials. The attack took place during Friday prayers at the packed Bacha Khan mosque in the northwestern city, which is located close to the border with Afghanistan.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was revenge for the recent killing of their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike. This is the latest in a series of attacks carried out by the militant group in Pakistan’s restive northwest region.
The death toll from today’s attack is one of the highest in recent years, and underscores the continued threat posed by militancy in Pakistan. The country’s security forces have been battling Taliban and other extremist groups for over a decade now, with little respite.
Local media were informed by Peshawar’s capital city police officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan that between 300 and 400 police officers
Between 300 and 400 police officers were killed in an explosion at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan. Capital city police officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan said that the attack was carried out by suicide bombers. He added that the death toll is expected to rise as many people are still missing.
The attack occurred during Friday prayers at the Imamia Masjid in Peshawar’s Old City area. Police officers were among the worshippers when the explosions went off.
This is a developing story and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.
Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, has strongly condemned it.
Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, has strongly condemned the attack on a mosque in Peshawar that left at least people dead. He said that such cowardly attacks would not deter the government from its mission to rid the country of terrorism.
Around 13:30 (08:30 GMT), the blast occurred in the northwestern city near the country’s border with Afghanistan during afternoon prayers.
Around 13:30 (08:30 GMT), the blast occurred in the northwestern city near the country’s border with Afghanistan during afternoon prayers. The explosion took place in a mosque in the Khyber tribal region’s Jamrud town, some 30 km (19 miles) west of Peshawar, officials said.
The death toll is likely to rise as many people are still trapped under the rubble, they added.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Pakistani Taliban militants have carried out a number of attacks in recent years in Pakistan’s northwest.