Policy Failure: Peshawar bleeds again, mosque bombing death tool reached at 101

Peshawar: 1 Feb 2023: On Wednesday, the police announced that significant arrests had been made in relation to the blast, bringing the death toll from the suicide attack on a mosque on Monday in Peshawar's Police Lines neighbourhood to 101.
Between 300 and 400 people, predominantly police officers, had gathered for prayers in a mosque in Peshawar's Red Zone on Jan. 30 when a huge explosion tore through the building. The prayer hall's exterior and an interior ceiling were destroyed in the suicide bombing.
Initially, the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the assault. It eventually distanced itself from it, but previous information suggested that it might have been the work of a local group affiliated with the illegal organisation.

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