Peshawar 27 October (KNB): At least seven people were killed and 70 injured in a blast inside a seminary in Peshawar’s Dir Colony, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Sanaullah Abbasi and hospital officials said.
Children and instructors are among the victims as the blast took place when the classes were underway at the religious school.
The police and rescue teams reached the crime scene and launched the rescue operation. According to Rescue 1122, the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where the condition of several of them is stated to be critical.
A LRH official said that the hospital received seven bodies and 55 injured after the incident.
KP police says initial investigation reveals it to be a time bomb planted inside a bag.
Condemning the incident, KP Minister Shaukat Yousufzai said Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had summoned a meeting to discuss the security situation. He revealed that Quetta and Peshawar were on threat alert following which security had been heightened.
“Terrorists always aim for soft targets. This area has been peaceful for a long time,” he said. (Geo News)