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India strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Peshawar, expresses condolences to families of victims

In the blast on Monday in Peshawar of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the death toll has risen to 90. While 61 bodies were recovered the day before, more than 150 others were injured. India has strongly criticized this attack.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: India has strongly condemned Monday’s attack in Peshawar in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Regarding the attack in Peshawar, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that ‘India expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorist attack in Peshawar yesterday. We strongly condemn this attack, which has claimed so many lives. He gave his response through this Twitter post.

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A bomber sneaked into the compound of the Peshawar Police headquarters on Monday. He set off his explosives at a time when more than 300 worshippers were offering prayers at a nearby mosque. Sarbakaf Mohamand, a Pakistani Taliban commander, has claimed the responsibility for the attack through a post on social media. However, the Pak Taliban has distanced itself from the bombing.

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Similar incident witnessed in Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar last year
Last year, a similar attack inside a Shia mosque in the Peshawar’s Kocha Risaldar area in the city killed 63 people. The TTP, set up as an umbrella group of several militant outfits in 2007, called off a ceasefire with the federal government and ordered its militants to stage terrorist attacks across the country.

The group, which is believed to be close to al-Qaeda, has been blamed for several deadly attacks across Pakistan, including an attack on army headquarters in 2009, assaults on military bases, and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad. In 2014, the Pakistani Taliban stormed the Army Public School (APS) in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 150 people, including 131 students.

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