200 Fall Victim to Giant Taliban Terrorist Attack in Pakistan Mosque

Some 200 people were killed or wounded in a vast Islamist terrorist attack when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded mosque in Pakistan, with responsibility claimed by the local chapter of the Taliban.

These are the same terrorists allowed by President Joe Biden to win the war in Afghanistan in 2021.

Bloodbath in Police Mosque

The terrorist attack, in which the blast caused the mosque roof to collapse, occurred at the police headquarters in the city of Peshawar in Northwestern Pakistan. It killed no fewer than 47 people and injured over 150 others.

The targeted mosque is located inside a Pakistani police compound; most of the terrorist attack’s victims are police officers, AP reported, as cited by News Channel 9.

It was unclear how the bomber got inside the heavily guarded compound, which is not only walled off, but located in a zone with several government buildings and heightened security.

Responsibility for the bloodbath in Peshawar was claimed by the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Sarbakaf Mohmand, in a post on Twitter. 

There has been a surge in terrorist attack violence in Pakistan since November after the local Taliban put an end to a cease-fire in its war on the government forces. 

The mosque in the Peshawar police headquarters had over 300 worshippers inside and more were arriving when the bomber blew himself up among the crowd. 

The death toll in the horrifying terrorist act was expected to surge, as many of the wounded were listed by a nearby hospital as being in critical condition. 

Peshawar, a city of three million people, is the capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which is plagued with a strong presence of Taliban Islamist terrorists. 

The Pakistani Taliban also call themselves Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). It has been staging an insurgency against the Pakistani government for the past 15 years. 

The terrorist group demands strict Islamic laws, reduced military presence, and the release of its captured members. 

Kabul Joe’s Taliban

Even though the Pakistani Taliban are separate from the regime in Afghanistan, the two groups are close allies. 

The TTP terminated its truce with the government amid the aftermath of massive flooding, which submerged a third of Pakistan, destroyed over two million homes, and killed 1,739 people. 

The report quoted Mohmand, a member of the TTP, as saying the Peshawar police mosque attack was carried out to avenge the murder of Abdul Wali, also known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, a Taliban operative killed in August 2022.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif denounced the Taliban terrorist attack in Peshawar and promised “stern action” against the Islamist organizers. 

Sharif’s government has been in power in Pakistan since April 2022, after his predecessor, former cricket star Imran Khan, lost a no-confidence vote in the country’s Parliament. Khan has claimed he was ousted in a US-backed plot. 

Pakistan is presently struggling to avoid default in a devastating economic, financial crisis. It is looking to receive emergency economic aid from the International Monetary Fund. 

This article appeared in Mainstpress and has been published here with permission.