At least 87 people died in Monday’s serious attack on a mosque in Peshawar, north-west Pakistan: the he said the official of a hospital in the city, specifying that at the moment there are also 57 wounded hospitalized. Seven of them are in critical condition.
The one carried out on Monday in Peshawar was one of the worst attacks in recent years Pakistan. During morning prayers, when there were about 260 people in the mosque, an explosion caused by a suicide bomber collapsed the main hall of the building: according to rescuers, many people were trapped under the rubble, but it is not clear exactly how many. Initially the attack was claimed by a leader of the terrorist group known as Tehrik The Taliban Pakistan (TTP), allied with the Afghan Taliban and ISIS. Later, however, a TTP spokesman denied the group’s involvement.