Death Toll from Mosque Bombing in Pakistan Rises to Nearly 90

Voice of America News reports: “The death toll from Monday’s suicide bombing attack of a mosque in northwestern Pakistan has risen to at least 87 people.

More than 150 others were wounded in the bombing in central Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Rescuers were still pulling victims out of the rubble Tuesday. The explosion was so powerful that the roof of the building collapsed.

The victims were mostly members of the provincial police force, as the mosque was frequented by security and government officials. The attack occurred during traditional afternoon prayers.

Police officials would not immediately discuss the nature of the attack, saying an investigation was underway…”

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