At least 60 people were killed and over 150 others were wounded during a Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan (TTP) suicide bombing at a police headquarters in Peshawar, Pakistan, according to local officials. The bomber targeted a mosque inside the police compound during afternoon prayers. The blast was so powerful that the roof of the building collapsed, leaving many victims trapped under rubble. A vast majority of those killed and wounded were Pakistani police officers.
Most heart breaking video on internet today ? #Peshawar#Peshawarblast pic.twitter.com/BniZ9WEcm3
— Awais Ansari (@Awaisking21) January 30, 2023
TTP leaders Mukarram Khurasani and Sarbakaf Mohmand both claimed responsibility for the bombing on Twitter, which they say was in revenge for the death of key TTP leader Omar Khalid Khorasani, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in August. While the origin of the blast was never determined, the TTP blamed Pakistan and vowed increased attacks in retaliation.
TTP leaders Mukarram Khurasani & Sarbakaf Mohmand also claim that today’s suicide attack in Peshawar was revenge for the death of Umar Khalid Khurasani. pic.twitter.com/6p0ufHg6Di
— FJ (@Natsecjeff) January 30, 2023