PESHAWAR: The security personnel have identified the suspected person whose body parts were recovered from blast-hit mosque in Mohmand Agency.
Sources told that the officers sent suspected man’s identification data to National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) after which the department provided his full details.
On the other hand, death toll in suicide bomb attack on a mosque has risen to 36, including eight children, officials said on Sunday.
The Friday attack targeted a mosque in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants.
“We have now compiled a list of victims of the blast which includes 36 dead and 27 injured. At least eight children below the age of 10 years are among the dead” Naveed Akbar, deputy chief of the Mohmand tribal district administration, told AFP.
“Many children were hit in the blast because they were praying in the last rows in the mosque where the bomber struck,” Akbar said.
The bomber came in as Friday prayers were in progress and blew himself up in the main hall. A curfew has been imposed in the area since the bombing.
Pakistan’s deadliest ever attack occurred in Peshawar in December 2014, when Taliban militants stormed a school killing more than 150 people, mostly children.
The army launched an operation in June 2014 in a bid to wipe out militant bases in the northwestern tribal areas and so bring an end to the bloody insurgency that has cost thousands of civilian lives since 2004.