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Death toll from Pakistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 95

Death toll from Pakistan's mosque suicide blast rises to 95

Peshawar, Jan 31 (UNI) The death toll from the suicide bombing that rocked the crowded mosque at the Police Lines compound in Peshawar rose to 95, with 221 people wounded, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan on Tuesday.

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the mosque — which is in a tightly guarded police compound — on Monday at around 1pm during the Zohr prayers, causing the roof to come crashing down upon those who were offering the prayers at that time.
The caretaker CM revealed that an inquiry committee has been constituted to identify those who are responsible for this act.
The rescue operation to retrieve bodies from the debris of the mosque has been concluded, said Rescue 1122's spokesperson.
A preliminary investigation report of the blast has been sent to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, sources told Geo News.
Sources said that evidence found at the site of the incident indicates that it was a suicide attack.
As per the report, the roof tumbled down as the pillars collapsed, causing a lot of damage. The sources added that a high-level investigation committee has been set up to look into the security lapses.

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