The Taliban has held responsibility for the deadly bomb explosion that killed 61 people and injured 157 others in mosque in Pakistan on Monday.
Earlier,a powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday, leading to the demise of worshippers and some police officers .
According to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ,“terrorists want to create fear by targeting those who perform the duty of defending Pakistan”.Sarbakaf Mohmand and Omar Mukaram Khurasani – two officials from the Pakistani Taliban, known as Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) – believed the blast was “revenge” for the death of TTP militant Khalid Khorasani last year.
Earlier, Peshawar police chief Muhammad Ijaz Khan stated that between 300 and 400 police officials were in the area at the time of the blast.
The TTP is a US-designated foreign terrorist organization operating in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.The mosque is in one of the most tightly controlled areas of the city, which includes police headquarters and intelligence and counter-terrorism bureaus.
The mosque is also within the tightly-guarded police headquarters area.