Peshawar madrassa blast kills 7, injures 70
A blast at a madrassa on Kohat Road in the Dir Colony area of Peshawar killed at least seven people and injured more than 70 others.
As soon as the blast was reported, police, security forces, and rescue teams rushed to the spot where rescue operations are underway.
A spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) said seven people were killed and more than 70 were injured in the blast at the Dir Colony madrassa. Many of them are in critical condition.
Rescue sources said that 19 children studying in the madrassa were injured in the blast.
The blast was caused by a time bomb: Peshawar police
According to SSP Operations, the blast was caused by a time bomb while the explosives were brought to the madrassa in a bag. The incident is being further investigated.
He added that 4 to 5 kg of explosives were used in the blast, adding that they were trying to get CCTV footage.
There was a general threat related to terrorism: IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Inspector General (IG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Sanaullah Abbasi, while confirming the testimony of several people in the blast, said that there was a general threat related to terrorism.
Terrorists have nothing to do with religion: Shaukat Yousafzai
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture Minister Shaukat Yousafzai condemned the blast at the madrassa, saying terrorists had nothing to do with religion.
Shaukat Yousafzai said that there was peace in the area for a long time and security was also better. Terrorism was on threat alert in Quetta and Peshawar. After the threat alert, security was tightened.
The provincial minister said that the terrorists have acted cowardly, the terrorists see soft targets for their own purposes and children and madrassas were soft targets.