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Pakistani student who fled Ukraine war killed in Peshawar suicide attack

Peshawar: A Pakistani student who had fled the war in Ukraine died in a suicide attack targeting a Shia mosque that killed at least 56 people in Peshawar on Friday.

Name of the student ,who had returned fro Ukraine last week, has not been released to the media.

An armed man who arrived near the mosque on a motorcycle opened fire when he was stopped by police, before forcing his way into a crowded hall and detonated his suicide vest, senior police official Haroon Rasheed said.

The attacker first shot at the police guards at the mosque’s entrance, killing one of them, he said. “The armed man entered the mosque and started firing on the worshippers and finally blew himself up,” Rasheed added.

he attack is one of the deadliest in years on Pakistan’s Shi’ite minority, which has long been targeted by Sunni Muslim Islamist militants, including Islamic State and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban.

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