On Friday morning, a bombing killed at least 57 and injured over 100 more in a Shiite Mosque in Pakistan’s city of Peshawar. A gunman on a motorcycle killed two police officers outside the mosque before entering and detonating his suicide vest.
Nehemiah with FMI says, “The suicide bomber had strapped a powerful explosive device to his body. But the device was hidden beneath a large black shawl that covered much of the attacker’s body.”
Peshawar is one of Pakistan’s oldest cities, and once served as the country’s capital.
The Islamic State group in the region, ISIS-K, has claimed responsibility for the attack. It is one of Pakistan’s deadliest in years, “Since July 2018,” Nehemiah says. “That’s when a strike carried out by ISIS killed 200 people in the city of Quetta. In Pakistan, the Shia minority has long been the target of violence by Sunni Muslim Islamic militant groups.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
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