PESHAWAR: An explosion at a seminary within the provincial capital’s Dir Colony claimed the lives of no less than seven individuals, with greater than 70 others wounded, Geo News reported quoting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Sanaullah Abbasi and hospital officers.
Children and instructors are among the many victims because the blast happened when the courses have been underway on the non secular college.
The police and rescue groups reached the crime scene and launched the rescue operation. According to Rescue 1122, the injured have been shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) the place the situation of a number of of them is acknowledged to be important.
A LRH official stated that the hospital obtained seven our bodies and 70 injured after the incident. At least 5 victims are critically injured.
KP police says preliminary investigation reveals it to be a time-bomb planted inside a bag.
Condemning the incident, KP Minister Shaukat Yousufzai stated Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had summoned a gathering to debate the safety scenario. He revealed that Quetta and Peshawar have been on menace alert following which safety had been heightened.
Yousufzai stated the seminary workers and kids have been comfortable targets. “Terrorists always aim for soft targets. This area has been peaceful for a long time,” he stated.
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