Peshawar SSP Mansoor Aman said the cause of the accident is being ascertained. According to Pakistani media, the blast took place in the residential area.
Peshawar| The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in a madrasa on Tuesday in Dir Colony, Peshawar, Pakistan. Seven people died in the blast. 70 people, including 19 children, were reportedly injured. Some of them are in critical condition. The bombing took place when a cleric was delivering a lecture about the teachings of the Quran.
Senior police officer Waqar Azim said that someone came inside the madrasa carrying a bag. As soon as the unidentified person left the bag, the bomb went off killing several inside the madrasa. The injured have been admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital. Peshawar SSP Mansoor Aman said the cause of the accident is being ascertained. According to Pakistani media, the blast took place in the residential area due to which rescue operation is hindered.
Those injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital and are being provided with immediate medical attention. The death toll is expected to rise as the blast took place in a seminary during a Quran class. @NidaKirmani @BushraGohar #PeshawarBlast pic.twitter.com/sQS3gzgQM6
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There was an attack in Peshawar school six years ago
An army school was attacked by gunmen on 16 December 2014 in Pakistan’s northwestern city. 132 children were killed in it. All seven terrorists were later killed by security forces.