Pakistan mosque blast: More confirmed dead in marathon search of rubble

The death toll has risen to 92 people after a mosque suicide bombing which targeted policemen in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan.

The mosque is within a high-security police headquarters area and a probe is under way into how the bomber got in.

Pakistan’s PM and other leaders have condemned Monday’s attack – one of the worst in the country in recent years.

The Pakistani Taliban has denied involvement after an initial claim by one of its commanders.

On Tuesday, rescuers scrambled to retrieve worshippers buried in the rubble, pulling out nine people alive but recovering a further 24 bodies. No-one remained trapped, local officials said.

“Terrorists want to create fear by targeting those who perform the duty of defending Pakistan,” said PM Shehbaz Sharif. He declared a national day of mourning.

The BBC saw ambulances racing in and out of the compound every few minutes.

A hospital spokesman confirmed that more than 100 remained wounded. Meanwhile, funerals have been carried out for…

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