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Powerful suicide attack in Pakistan’s Peshawar mosque, 93 people killed and 157 injured

Updated: January 31, 2023 3:12 pm

After the terrorist attack in Peshawar on Monday, the concern about terrorism has once again increased in Pakistan. So far 93 people have died in this attack. More than 150 people have been injured in the fidayeen attack. A faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Peshawar. The terrorists whom Pakistan has nurtured against India, are now troubling it. Pakistan has seen an increase in terrorism cases in the last three years. There has been a 28 per cent increase in terrorism incidents in 2022 as compared to 2021.

The Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, is a breakaway group but also a close ally of the Afghan Taliban, which seized power in neighboring Afghanistan in August 2021 as US and NATO troops left Afghan soil after 20 years. The TTP has waged an insurgency in Pakistan for the past 15 years, fighting for the imposition of Islamic laws in the country. Apart from this, it is demanding the release of its members who are in custody.

This attack in Peshawar also increased the tension of Pakistan cricket, because Pakistan Super League will be played in the coming 15 days. Big players in many countries including England, New Zealand, West Indies, Australia will participate in this league. Due to this blast, the headache of Pakistan can also increase because teams like New Zealand and England have already refused to come to Pakistan due to security reasons. After the Peshawar blast, now the board is fearing the exit of some big players from the league, because if this happens then the shine of Pakistan Super League will fade. Big players like Moeen Ali, Tom Karan, Tymal Mills, Matthew Wade, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Andrew Tye, Ben Cutting, Harry Brooks, Sam Billings, Kieron Pollard, Jason Roy will play in the Pakistan Super League.

Terrorism is not new in Pakistan. Even before the 9/11 attack in America, terrorist incidents were seen there. It was at its peak in 2008 during the tenure of General Musharraf. Despite talks and continuous operations, incidents of terrorism took place daily in Pakistan till 2013. However, from 2014 to 2020, there was a decrease in these incidents. In 2021, like 2014, there was once again an increase in terrorism. In 2014, TTP carried out a terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army School, in which 122 innocent students and 22 teachers were killed. After this incident, the government took strict action, due to which there was a decline in terrorism.

Posted By Uday India

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