Peshawar Mosque Attack: Peshawar's Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ejaz Khan told sources that the head of the suspected suicide bomber has been recovered from the blast site. The suspected attacker has been identified as Mohammad Ayaz, 37, son of Salim Khan of Mohmand Agency.
Islamabad: Speaking on the deadly suicide bombing inside a mosque in Peshawar on Tuesday, Pakistan’s Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said worshipers are not killed during prayers in India as well. Sources gave this information quoting the local media don. The death toll in a suicide attack during prayers in a mosque on January 30 has increased to 100, while more than 200 are injured.
Expressing his views on the attack in the National Assembly, Asif said, “Worshippers were not killed during prayers in India or even in Israel, but this happened in Pakistan.” According to security officials, the attackers were in the front row during Monday afternoon prayers. I was present when he blew himself up. The roof of the mosque fell due to the explosion, due to which the worshipers were buried under the debris.
Calling for unity in the fight against terrorism, the foreign minister said it was time for Pakistan to put its house in order, according to Dawn. Recalling the incidents of militancy from 2010-2017, the minister said, ‘This war started from Swat during PPP’s tenure and it ended during PML-N’s previous tenure, and there is peace in the country from Karachi to Swat. It was established.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque that was packed with worshippers during afternoon prayers in the city.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility for the attack which took place inside the mosque in the high-security Police Lines area on Monday.
According to security officials, the suicide attacker was present in the front row during the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers when he exploded himself. Sahibzada Noor Ul Amin, the Imam of the mosque, was also killed in the blast, local police said.
Meanwhile, Peshawar’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ejaz Khan told sources that the head of the suspected suicide bomber had been recovered from the blast site. The suspected attacker has been identified as Mohammad Ayaz, 37, son of Salim Khan of Mohmand Agency. “It is possible that the attacker was already present at the police line before the blast and may have used an official vehicle,” Khan said, adding that the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) is probing the matter. doing.