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2022 Peshawar mosque attack

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On 4 March 2022, the Islamic State - Khorasan Province attacked a Shiite mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The attack killed at least 63 people and injured over 190 others.[1]

Background

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During the late 20th and early 21st centuries in Pakistan, Islamist and sectarian attacks have been very common. Thousands of people have been killed. In 2004, their attacks became an insurgency. Three attacks in Peshawar have had triple-digit death tolls. They were a market bombing in 2009, a church bombing in 2013 and a school massacre in 2014. Many attacks have had double-digit death tolls, including those at Shia mosques in 2013 and 2015.

On 4 March 2022, a suicide bomber exploded at the Shiite Kucha Risaldar mosque in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[2][3] The attack killed at least 61 people, including the prayer leader, and injured another 196.[4][5][6][7][8] The next day, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[9]

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References

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  1. Gannon, Riaz Khan And Kathy (2022-03-04). "IS claims Pakistan bombing that killed 63 at Shiite mosque". CP24. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. Ahmad, Jibran (2022-03-04). "Suicide bombing at Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar kills at least 30". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  3. Khan, Ismail; Masood, Salman (2022-03-04). "At Least 57 Dead in Pakistan After Mosque Attack". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  4. CNN, Sophia Saifi and Saleem Mehsud. "ISIS claims responsibility for blast killing dozens at Shia mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar". CNN. Retrieved 2022-03-05. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. "Live: 30 worshipers martyred, 50 injured in Peshawar mosque blast". www.thenews.com.pk.
  6. "LIVE: Suicide attack on Peshawar mosque during Friday prayers kills 30 worshippers, injures over 50". www.geo.tv.
  7. "Suicide bombing kills 56 at Shiite mosque in Pakistan". AP News. March 4, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  8. Suicide Bomb Attack. "Attack in Peshawar Mosque". Geonews.pk.
  9. "ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEADLY SUICIDE BOMBING AT PAKISTANI MOSQUE". Tag24. 2022-03-05.