Police targeted in Pakistan mosque attack
20 February 2023 | 10:19 am
Most of the victims in a suicide bombing in the Pakistani city of Peshawar were police officers. The attack has raised alarms among officials over a security breach at a time when the Pakistani Taliban are particularly targeting the police and military.
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