Peshawar: TTP’s U-turn, over 90 killed; Sharif under pressure to tackle terror

As the death toll in the Peshawar mosque suicide bomb blast continues to rise, pressure is mounting on Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif to tackle the resurgence of terror. At least 90 people have been killed in one of the most deadly terror attacks in Pakistan. Authorities say most victims were policemen who had gathered at the mosque. Pakistan's upper house witnessed a heated debate and demanded major reforms to eradicate terror. The Mohmand faction of the TTP initially claimed responsibility for the mosque attack. Hours later, a TTP spokesperson tweeted saying their policy does not include targeting mosques. In November last year, TTP called off an indefinite ceasefire agreed with the government. Since then terror attacks across Pakistan have been increasing. Monday's deadly attack is a reminder of Pakistan's failed policy of suing peace with a terror group.

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