Pakistani police: The perpetrator of a suicide attack on worshipers in Peshawar was an Afghan national

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Publish Date: 11:18 - 10 March 2022
Thursday, 10 March 2022 (YJC)_ Pakistani police say a member of ISIL and the perpetrator of last week's suicide attack on worshipers at a mosque in Peshawar that killed 64 people was an Afghan exile.

Pakistani police: The perpetrator of a suicide attack on worshipers in Peshawar was an Afghan nationalPakistani police officials say a member of ISIL and the perpetrator of last week's suicide attack on worshipers at a mosque in Peshawar that killed 64 people is an Afghan exile and has received the necessary training in the country.

The attacker, an Afghan national, was about 30 years old and had moved to Pakistan with his family about 10 years ago, police said.

According to Fars; Suicide attack on worshipers during a Shiite Friday prayer service at a mosque in Peshawar left dozens dead and wounded.

Peshawar police chief said details of the incident were that two assailants detonated their explosives at a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers following a clash with police.

Eyewitnesses say the horrific blast occurred during Friday prayers near the mosque's altar.

The ISIS terrorist group claimed responsibility for the terrorist act by publishing a news item on the Aamaq website.

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