US condemns Pakistan attack, offers aid

The United States condemned Monday’s suicide bombing “in the strongest possible terms”. A mosque in Pakistan and said he was ready to give the Asian country the help it needs to recover.

“This news is tragic and heartbreaking and we extend our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. Terrorism is unforgivable and targeting those who come to pray is unthinkable,” White House spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said in a statement.

The attack ended at least 100 deaths and 53 injured in hospital, mostly police officers, according to data updated by authorities on Tuesday.

The attack took place in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar and is one of the worst attacks against security forces in the country.

The explosion took place in the prayer room, the main room of the mosque, which had a capacity of about 250 to 300 people.

The suicide bomber stood in the front row during midday prayers at the mosque before activating the explosive charge he was carrying, killing Imam Sahibzada Nurulamin, among others.

(With agency information)

Source: La Neta Neta