Death toll from Pakistan mosque suicide bombing rises to 74
The death toll from previous day's suicide bombing at a mosque in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday jumped to 74 after rescuers retrieved 15 more bodies from the rubble, police and rescue official said.
Bilal Faizi, the chief rescue official, said they were still removing the rubble after the mosque's roof caved following the attack.
He said the bombing in the northwestern city of Peshawar also wounded more than 150 people. It was not clear how the bomber was able to slip into the walled compound in a high-security zone with other government buildings.
Also, on Tuesday mourners were burying the bombing victims at different graveyards in Peshawar and elsewhere.
Sarbakaf Mohmand, a commander for the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP, claimed responsibility for the attack in a post on Twitter.