Parachinar, Pakistan– At approximately 11:30 a.m local time, 22 people were killed and 70 were injured after a bomb detonated near the entrance of the women’s Shia mosque. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a splinter group of Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. According to Reuters, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the attack was part of “Operation Ghazi, named after a radical Islamist leader killed by Pakistani security forces in 2007.”
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made this statement following the attack:
…saying the attack underscores the government’s “unflinching resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country at all costs”
Featured image courtesy of Reuters
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