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June 22, 2024
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Peshawar mosque blast: death toll rises to 92 as country faces “National security crisis”

Peshawar mosque blast: The death toll in the blast at the Police Line Mosque in Peshawar city of Pakistan has increased to 92, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it faces what one analyst described as “a national security crisis.”

At present, 57 injured are undergoing treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

157 injured were brought to the hospital, most of whom have been sent home after treatment.

Watch visuals of People injured in Suicide Bomb Blast at Mosque in Peshawar Pakistan

According to Rescue 1122 Peshawar, no one is trapped in the debris of the mosque building.

Officials of the rescue organization say that in the operation that started after the explosion, a total of 24 bodies were removed from the debris while nine people were saved alive.

Officials say that at present the work of completely removing the debris is in the final stage.

On the other hand, India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said, “India expresses its condolences to the families of those killed in the terrorist attack in Peshawar yesterday. We strongly condemn this attack which claimed so many lives.”

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