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Over 100 perish, 147 injured in Peshawar’s Police Lines mosque blast

The death toll of the blast crossed over a 100 on late Tuesday as more bodies were recovered and some of the injured had passed away.

On Monday, a mosque explosion in Peshawar’s Police Lines neighbourhood left at least 147 injured and 32 dead, according to officials.

Mohammad Asim, a spokesman at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), confirmed the number of fatalities and added that several injured people were in severe condition.

According to a list shared by the hospital, the mosque’s imam, Sahibzada Noorul Amin, was also killed in the blast.

The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the blast.

Peshawar Commissioner Riaz Mehsood said a rescue operation was under way inside the mosque as a number of people were buried under the rubble.

“An emergency has been imposed at hospitals across the city and injured persons are being provided the best medical facilities,” the senior said.

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