Students Killed, Dozens Injured In Blast At Madrassa In Peshawar

Elias Hubbard
October 28, 2020

Hospital officials say those killed in the attack, which took place in the northern city of Peshawar, were aged between 20 and 30. Someone took a bag inside the seminary.

Talking to media, the Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information Kamran Khan Bangash told that a general threat alert had already been issued on possible terrorist attacks in Peshawar and Quetta.

The bomb targeted a madrassa, an Islamic seminary, in the northwestern city.

Some teachers and staff were also injured after an estimated 11lbs of explosives were detonated at the school in Peshawar.

Peshawar's superintendent of police Waqar Azeem told CNN the blast occurred during the morning's first lecture.

"Most of those killed and injured were hit by ball bearings and some were badly burnt", he said.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Five of the 83 wounded were in critical condition, he said.

The death toll was confirmed by local hospital spokesman Mohammad Asim Khan, who said seven bodies and 70 wounded people were taken to the medical facility. He said two teachers were among the wounded.

They said more than 100 students were attending a class at the time.

Some of the attacks have been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Since then, the insurgents have declared war on the government of Pakistan and have carried out numerous attacks, including a brutal assault on an army-run school in the city of Peshawar in 2014 that killed 140 children and several teachers.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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