Explosion in Pakistan’s madrasa, seven dead, 70 injured

At least seven people were killed and 70 others injured in a massive explosion in a madrasa in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday.

In Peshawar, the city’s chief superintendent, Waqar Ahmed, told the media that some unidentified terrorists had detonated explosives in the madrasa.

According to local media reports, the explosion occurred around eight this morning. A large number of students were present in the madrasa during the explosion and continued their regular classes. The madrasa administration said students between the ages of 22 and 28 were in the classrooms at the time of the explosion.

The bodies were taken from the rubble. In the meantime, the police arrived and, with the help of the local population, started a rescue operation. No terrorist group has yet taken responsibility for the attack. The injured have been admitted to the local hospital and many of them remain in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief over the deaths in the explosion. Khan wrote on Twitter: “I am deeply saddened by the terrorist attack in the seminary in Peshawar. My heart goes out to the families of the victims and I wish the injured all the best soon. I want to assure our country that we will ensure that the terrorists who who are responsible for this cowardly barbaric attack will be punished. “