Recovery Operation Concludes at Peshawar Mosque as Death Toll Grows

Rescue and recovery operations concluded in Peshawar on Tuesday, January 31, local media said, after an explosion at a mosque inside a police compound the day before killed at least 96 people and wounded 221.

Video released by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s State Emergency Service shows the site.

The service said on Tuesday that 21 dead and one injured had been pulled from the debris.

Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Ijaz Khan told Dawn that the roof of the mosque collapsed after the blast and that a number of people were stuck under the rubble.

Khan said between 300 and 400 officers were in the compound at the time of the attack.

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has declared a day of mourning in the province for the victims. Credit: Rescue 1122 via Storyful