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The death toll in a terrorist attack on a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has risen to 90, Radio Pakistan reported.

The death toll in the Peshawar bombing has risen to 90, the rescue operation continues and the wreckage of the mosque is being dismantled, the radio station reported.

According to police reports cited by Radio Pakistan, more than 200 injured were taken to hospital, of whom about 100 are receiving medical treatment and the rest have been discharged.

News reported that an autopsy had already been conducted on 40 of the dead and the bodies had been handed over to the families.

The explosion at the mosque happened on Monday around 13.40 local time during prayers. According to eyewitnesses, there were more than 100 people in the mosque, most of those gathered were police, army and bomb squads. The explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber. The explosion caused part of the mosque and the roof of the building to collapse.

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