Officials said that 83 people had died as a result of the suicide explosion that took place in a mosque in northwest Pakistan the day before. One of the bloodiest strikes on Pakistani security personnel in recent years was the assault on a Sunni mosque within a significant police complex.
Pakistan mosque bombing
When the bomber detonated his explosives vest on Monday morning, there were around 300 worshipers worshiping in the mosque in Peshawar, and more were on their way. The explosion tore through the mosque, killing dozens of people, wounding many more, and blowing off a portion of the roof.
After that, what remained of the roof collapsed, hurting many more people, according to police officer Zafar Khan. To reach worshipers who were still trapped beneath the rubble, rescuers had to clear mountains of debris.
According to Mohammad Asim, a government hospital spokesperson in Peshawar, more dead were found overnight and early on Tuesday, and some of the seriously injured passed away. Asim stated of the victims, “Most of them were cops.”
The main rescue official, Bilal Faizi, stated that rescue crews were still at the scene on Tuesday because additional individuals are reportedly stuck inside. In the city and other locations, mourners were burying the bombing victims. More than 150 people were also injured in the blast.