Authorities are also probing the possibility that people inside the compound helped to coordinate the attack.
A TTP spokesperson has denied any hand in the suicide bomb attack on a crowded mosque in Peshawar as tension mounts between Pakistan and Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders.
The bomber carried out the attack during afternoon prayers when the mosque was packed with worshipers and most of the victims were reportedly police officers from a nearby station.
The attack comes two days after a similar incident in country's northern Khyber district killed three police officers.
The Pakistani Taliban have ramped up deadly attacks across the country, putting pressure on political and military leaders.
Five soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in a remote area in the southwestern province of Balochistan, while the sixth was killed in a shootout with the Pakistani Taliban in Zhob district.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the US will continue to “use all relevant tools to uphold our commitment to see to it that international terrorists are not able to operate with impunity in Afghanistan”.
The attack comes a week after Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan ended a ceasefire with the government this week.
Munir takes control at a time when the army has been drawn into a political showdown between government and ex-PM Imran Khan, even as the country faces an economic crisis and latest threat from TTP terror group.
Militants with automatic rifles attacked a police vehicle patrolling a village 100 kilometres from the Afghan border.
A time-controlled device on a motorbike killed at least 3 people and left dozens others wounded in the country's second largest city.
In a recent Texas hostage-taking incident, the perpetrator demanded US officials release Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman imprisoned for alleged connections with Al Qaeda.
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