7 died, more than 110 injured in blast at madressah in Peshawar

News Desk

At least seven persons died while more than 110 got injured in an explosion at the Jamia Zuberia madressah in Peshawar’s Dir Colony on Tuesday morning. Four of the deceased were students between the ages of 20 to 25, according to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) spokesperson Mohammad Asim.

A senior police official, Waqar Azim said to media that the blast took place in the madressah during a Quran class. Someone took a bag inside the seminary.

Another senior police official, Mohammad Ali Gandapur confirmed the details. He said two teachers were among the wounded.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Mansoor Aman confirmed the explosion. He said that initial reports suggest an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the explosion.

“Five kgs of explosives were used in the blast. The area has been cordoned off and police teams are collecting evidence,” he added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Health Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Taimur Saleem Jhagra visited the site of the blast. He said that the focus was on providing the injured the best possible treatment to increase their chances of recovery.