Explosion occurred at a seminary in Peshawar’s Dir Colony this morning. According to reports, at least seven people were killed and more than 70 injured it is also being reported that majority of injured people are students
Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Mansoor Aman told reporters that an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the explosion. SSPO said that “Five kgs of explosives were used in the blast.”
The area has been sealed and police teams are collecting evidence.
A senior police official, Waqar Azim, told AFP that “The blast took place in a seminary during a Quran class. Someone took a bag inside the seminary,”
Lady Reading Hospital spokesperson Mohammad Asim said that seven dead bodies and 70 injured have been brought to the facility.
Injured are being provided with immediate medical attention. An emergency has also been declared at the medical facility.
Last week, National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) had issued a security alert for the public rallies of opposition parties in Quetta and Peshawar.