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Militant who killed 101 at Pakistan mosque wore uniform

Feb. 02, 2023 06:35 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber who killed 101 people at a decades-old mosque in northwest Pakistan this week had disguised himself in a police uniform and did not raise suspicion among guards, the provincial police chief said on Thursday. Moazzam Jah Ansari said the...

Peshawar, the city of flowers, becomes epicenter of violence

Feb. 01, 2023 06:01 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Peshawar was once known as “the city of flowers,” surrounded by orchards of pear, quince and pomegranate trees. It was a trading city, situated at the gates of a key mountain valley connecting South and Central Asia. But for the past four...

Pakistan bombing raises fears over security breach, 100 dead

Jan. 31, 2023 14:11 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities scrambled on Tuesday to determine how a suicide bomber was able to carry out one of the country’s deadliest militant attacks in years, unleashing an explosion in a crowded mosque inside a highly secured police compound in the city of Peshawar. The...

Senior police official in Pakistan says death toll in Peshawar mosque bombing now at 95, acknowledges 'security lapse'

Jan. 31, 2023 06:23 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Senior police official in Pakistan says death toll in Peshawar mosque bombing now at 95, acknowledges 'security lapse.'

Pakistani hospital spokesman says the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a Peshawar mosque has reached 83

Jan. 31, 2023 00:24 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani hospital spokesman says the death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a Peshawar mosque has reached 83.

What's behind the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency?

Jan. 30, 2023 23:15 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — When a suicide bomber struck a mosque inside a police compound in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday, suspicion immediately fell on the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. In a post on Twitter, a commander for the group,...

Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74

Jan. 30, 2023 23:08 PM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said. Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were...

Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found

Jan. 30, 2023 23:05 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescue official says death toll from previous day's bombing at mosque in Pakistan jumped to 74 after more bodies found.

Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Jan. 30, 2023 12:21 PM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hospital spokesman says death toll from Pakistan suicide bombing reaches 59, with 157 others wounded.

Police raise death toll in Peshawar bombing to 34 as a Pakistani Taliban commander claims responsibility for attack

Jan. 30, 2023 07:17 AM EST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Police raise death toll in Peshawar bombing to 34 as a Pakistani Taliban commander claims responsibility for attack.