Pakistan

7 killed, over 100 injured in Peshawar blast: KP police

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and more than 100 injured in a bomb blast on Tuesday inside a seminary in Peshawar’s Dil Colony, Geo News reported quoting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Chief Sanaullah Abbasi and hospital officials.

Police and rescue service arrived at the crime scene and launched operations. KP Police said initial investigations revealed that the time-bomb was planted inside a bag.

There were nearly 1,000 children in the seminary at the time of the blast. Majority of the victims are children and instructors as the blast took place during classes at the religious school. According to AFP, teachers and boys as young as 7 were among the wounded.

The injured were moved to Lady Reading Hospital where at least five are in critically wounded. LRH officials confirmed receiving at least seven bodies and over 70 injured. Another 36 were shifted to Naseerullah Babar Memorial Hospital.

KP Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra also confirmed the death toll.

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