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Death toll of suicide bombing in Pakistan’s Peshawar grows to 44 — report

A total of 157 people were injured, the report says

MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. At least 44 people were killed in the explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, the Dawn newspaper reported Monday citing a hospital representative.

A total of 157 people were injured, the report says. A rescue operation is underway at the scene, because there may still be people under the debris, the report says.

According to national security agencies, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a noon prayer in the mosque, where many people gathered, including policemen and servicemen. Up to 500 people could have been present at the mosque at the moment of the explosion.

According to Geo News, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, "Movement of the Taliban of Pakistan," outlawed in Pakistan) - an organization, connected to the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) - took responsibility for the attack.