Pakistan: Death toll hits 72 in Peshawar mosque blast
Peshawar: The death toll due to the bomb blast inside a mosque at the Police Lines compound in Pakistan's Peshawar city has touched 72, media reports said on Tuesday.
Rescue teams have recovered nine more bodies from the debris in the wee hours of Tuesday.
According to police, the explosion occurred in the central hall of the mosque at 1 PM, causing the roof to come crashing down upon those who were offering Zuhr prayers at the time, reports Geo News.
According to security officials, the suicide attacker was present in the front row during the Zuhr prayer when he exploded himself.
Sahibzada Noor Ul Amin, Imam of the mosque, was also killed in the incident.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had taken responsibility for the incident.