Huge Blast at Peshawar seminary, kills at least 7, many injured.


At least seven people were killed and 70 others injured, including children, in a blast at a seminary in capital city Peshawar of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, media reported.

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 several of the wounded and hospital authorities feared the death toll could climb further.

Seven dead bodies and 70 injured including children have been brought to the facility, the news publisher quoted Lady Reading Hospital spokesperson Mohammad Asim as saying.

The police and rescue teams have rushed the crime scene and rescue operation is underway.

The bombing happened while a cleric was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa, said police officer Waqar Azim. He further said that initial investigations suggest the bomb went off minutes after someone left a bag at the madrassa.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has been the scene of such militant attacks in recent years, but sectarian violence has also killed or wounded people at mosques or seminaries across Pakistan. Earlier in September, five people were killed and two others injured in a blast in the Akbarpura area of the province.

On Sunday, at least four people were killed and two persons sustained injuries after a bomb exploded in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. Police officials had informed media persons that the explosive material was planted on a motorcycle while one vehicle and motorcycles parked at the scene caught fire after the explosion.

Quetta blast on Sunday 4 dead  two injured 

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