Cannot rule out internal assistance for Pakistan mosque bombing -police

FILE PHOTO: Rescue workers and army soldiers stand as crane drills on a collapsed roof to search for victims, after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan January 31, 2023. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Major arrests have been made in connection with the Pakistan mosque bombing that killed over 100 people on Monday, Peshawar police chief Ijaz Khan told Reuters on Wednesday.

He said police are investigating how the suicide bomber entered the highly-secured police area, and could not rule out internal assistance to carry out the attack.

(Reporting by Jibran Ahmad in Peshawar; Writing by Gibran Peshimam; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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