Peshawar: Blast in Madrasa Kills 7
7 people have been reported dead and 110 injured in an explosion on Tuesday morning at the Jamia Zuberia madrasa in Peshawar's Dir Colony.
So far seven people have been reported dead and 110 injured after an explosion at a Madrasa in Peshawar. According to hospital representatives, four of the deceased students were aged between 20 and 25.
A senior police official, Waqar Azim revealed that “the blast took place in the madrasa during a Quran class. Someone took a bag inside the seminary.”
Mohammad Ali Gandapur, another senior police official confirmed the news and added details of teachers among the injured. Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Mansoor Aman noted that initial reports suggest an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the blast. “Five kgs of explosives were used in the blast.”
Lady Reading Hospital spokesperson Mohammad Asim reported that the wounded are getting immediate medical attention and an emergency has been declared at the ward. The director of the hospital is also present at the ward to ensure all victims are provided with immediate treatment.
Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Health Minister of KPK visited the explosion site and stated that saving the lives of the injured is their top priority at the moment.
2. There are patients at other hospitals, but the majority are being treated at LRH; the hospital administration is dealing with the situation professionally.
Our focus is to provide the best possible care to all the injured. The dept is coordinating between different hospitals.
— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) October 27, 2020
The Prime Minister’s Office also took note of the tragedy and expressed the premier’s strong condemnation.
Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the Peshawar blast Expressing regret over the loss of precious lives in the blast. Prime Minister prays for a speedy recovery of those injured in the tragic incident.
Others who took notice of the incident include Information Minister, Shibli Faraz, Communications Minister Murad Saeed, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, and PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal.
Very sorry to hear about the blast & casualties in Peshawar. Terrorists, who had been defeated, are again hitting us becuz IK has pitched security apparatus against the opposition instead of terrorists. National Action Plan has been forgotten. Min of Interor is extension of NAB.
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) October 27, 2020
The Peshawar Madrasa blast is a heartbreaking incident. The loss of children in particular has made them very sad. It is not possible to imagine and alleviate the grief of the mothers whose laps have become barren! May Allah Almighty grant patience to the bereaved family and grant recovery to those injured in this tragedy. Amen.
-Maryam Nawaz Sharif
Peshawar strongly condemns the blast at the madrassa. Attackers of educated students have nothing to do with humanity. We will bury the nefarious intentions of those who are destabilizing the country. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Earlier, Balochistan Government spokesperson, Liaquat Ali Shahwani noted that National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had issued a security warning for the public rallies of opposition parties in Peshawar and Quetta, saying there was “credible information” about the possibility of subversive activities.
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