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Deadly Peshawar mosque attack clouds Pakistan election timeline

Leaders ask for unity against terrorism after suicide bombing kills at least 100

Soldiers and rescue workers survey the damage after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan.   © Reuters

ISLAMABAD -- This week's devastating suicide bombing in Pakistan's city of Peshawar looks likely to have political reverberations, potentially delaying local polls and undermining former Prime Minister Imran Khan's strategy to force an early national election.

Government leaders are calling for unity against terrorism after a powerful blast on Monday killed at least 100 people and wounded more than 150 at a mosque inside the high-security Police Lines area of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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