An unknown person kept a bag full of explosive material near the wall of the madrasa. The blast killed 8 children and injured 125 others. He said the blast was believed to have occurred as the children were arriving at the madrasa.
Peshawar: On Tuesday a powerful bomb exploded in a madrasa in Peshawar, a city in northwestern Pakistan, killing eight children while 125 and others were injured. Police Superintendent Waqar Azeem, Peshawar City Police Superintendent, said the explosion occurred after Fajr prayers (morning) in a madrasa located in Peshawar City’s Dir colony. An unknown person kept a bag full of explosive material near the wall of the madrasa. The blast killed 8 children and injured more than 125. He said the blast is believed to have occurred when the children were arriving at the madrasa.
A Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) official said 4 to 5 kg of explosives were used in the blast. The official said most of the children who died were 7 – 11. Many of them were from Afghanistan. Hospital officials confirmed they had found the bodies of seven children killed in the blast and 70 people were injured. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack and called for a speedy recovery of the wounded.
He said in a tweet: ‘I am deeply saddened by the terrorist attack on the Peshawar Madrasah. My heart goes out to the families of the victims and I pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded. I want to assure our country that we terrorists responsible for this vile barbarian attack will receive severe punishment ”. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Sanaullah Abbasi confirmed the death toll. According to the police, when the bomb went off, almost 40 – 773958 Children were present inside the madrasa.
The Madrasa administration said about 1 100 study in the institute. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prime Minister Mahmud Khan condemned the attack on children. Kamran Bangash, the Prime Minister’s information consultant, said the blast will be thoroughly investigated and the culprits will be punished. He said: “Those who spread terror will never succeed in their cause.” He said at least 72 children were injured in the attack. Eh. The area has been demarcated and police teams are gathering evidence.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Timur Salim Jhagra visited the site. Speaking to reporters, he said every possible treatment is being provided to the injured to recover quickly. PML-N Vice President Mariam Nawaz called it a “heartbreaking” incident.