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Lebanon condemns deadly suicide blast in Pakistan

01 Feb 2023, 02:18 GMT+10

BEIRUT, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday condemned a deadly suicide blast at a mosque in northwest Pakistan that killed at least 100 people and injured 200 others.

The ministry said in a statement that it "extends its deepest condolences to the friendly government of Pakistan and the victims' families, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured."

In the statement, the ministry also voiced its full solidarity with Pakistan.

Death toll of Monday's suicide blast in the Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has risen to 100 on Tuesday with over 200 others injured, hospital sources said.

The blast happened at about 1:13 p.m. local time on Monday when about 300 policemen were chanting afternoon prayers at the mosque located in the Police Lines area, a highly profiled vicinity housing offices and residences of police, and other departments of the law enforcement agencies.

Almost all of the victims were either policemen, non-uniformed staff of the police department, or their visitors or family members, police sources told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

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