“I am devastated…” Malala Yusufzai on the attack on a mosque in Pakistan | World News


Girls’ education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai on Monday condemned the explosion at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed 47 people and injured more than 100.

Malala tweeted: “I am heartbroken and heartbroken that so many people lost their lives or were injured in the attack on a mosque on Peshawar police lines. I urge the government and security forces to fight terrorism in all its forms and protect all citizens. My prayers are with the families of the victims.”

Malala was just 15 years old when she was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012 for her campaign for girls’ education. She flew to Britain, where she underwent life-saving treatment. She became an advocate for global education and won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.

The death toll in the Peshawar blast rose to 46, while more than 150 were injured, PTI reported. Most of the casualties included police personnel as the blast took place at a mosque inside a Pakistani police headquarters in Peshawar.

The blast took place as people were gathering at the mosque to offer their evening prayers. A Pakistani Taliban commander, Sarbakaf Mohmand, claimed responsibility for the attack, the AP reported.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Arif Alvi condemned the terror attacks and ordered the authorities to ensure the best possible treatment for the victims.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan also condemned the heinous act. He tweeted: “My prayers and condolences go out to the families of the victims. It is imperative that we improve our intelligence gathering and properly equip our police forces to combat the growing threat of terrorism.”


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