A rescue and recovery operation was continuing in Pakistan after a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar killed at least 88 people, most of them police officials.

Iran PressAsia: Muhammad Asim, a spokesperson for the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, said that at least 170 people were also injured in the blast a day earlier. The vast majority of those killed were police officers. Fifty-seven wounded people remained in the hospital, with six in critical condition, he said.

Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said rescue teams were still working at the site where more people could still be trapped. The suicide bombing caused the roof of the mosque to collapse, and rescuers have had to remove mounds of debris to recover many of the bodies, authorities said.


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