Pakistan Peshawar Terror Attack: Tehreek-e-Taliban terrorists have carried out a gruesome suicide bomb attack inside a mosque in Peshawar of the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. According to the information, 61 people were killed and more than 150 others were injured in the suicide bomb blast during afternoon prayers on Monday. It is being told that the death toll may increase further. A large number of policemen are among the dead. After this incident, there is a scary atmosphere in the whole area.
Meanwhile, the terrorist organization that carried out the incident has taken responsibility for it. Actually, this suicide attack has been carried out by the fidayeen of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The TTP issued a statement saying that it carried out the act to avenge the killing of its commander Umar Khalid Khurasani. Please tell that the Pakistani army had killed the TTP commander in August last year.
TTP took responsibility of the attack
While there was a stir after the incident, Mukarram Khurasani, brother of TTP slain commander Umar Khalid, and his close aide Sarbakaf have taken responsibility for the suicide attack by issuing a statement. He has said that his people have carried out this suicide bomb attack to target the police in Peshawar. Issuing the statement, Umar Khalid’s brother Mukarram Khurasani has said that this is a revenge for the murder of my brother in Afghanistan last August.
who is umar khalid
It was claimed in media reports that Pakistani intelligence agency ISI had killed Umar Khalid by entering inside Afghanistan. Umar Khalid was also a former journalist and poet. He had studied in many madrasas of Karachi city of Pakistan. Umar Khalid’s real name was Abdul Wali Mohammad.
A blast was reported at a mosque in Peshawar’s Police Lines area in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital. Several people were injured in the blast.
17 martyred, 90 injured in #Peshawar To install suicide blast.#PeshawarBlast pic.twitter.com/X1VeD921G5
— Walled city of Peshawar (@Oldpeshawar) January 30, 2023
After the incident, Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack and said that the attackers behind this incident have ‘nothing to do with Islam’. He said that terrorists want to create fear by targeting those who perform the duty of protecting Pakistan.
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