More than 110 injured in an explosion on Tuesday morning at the Jamia Zuberia madressah in Peshawar’s Dir Colony.
A powerful explosion at a seminary in the provincial capital’s Dir Colony was heard after which a frenzy came.
KP police said the initial investigation revealed it to be an improvised explosive device (IED) planted inside a bag.
According to reports, the injured have also been taken to Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Naseerullah Khan Babar Hospital. According to officials from the hospitals, 72 injured were taken to LRH, two each to KTH and HMC and 37 to Naseerullah Khan Babar Hospital.
Police and rescue teams reached Madrassah Zubairiyyah and launched a rescue operation at the crime scene. According to Rescue 1122, the injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), where several of them were said to be in a critical condition.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra visited the site of the blast. Speaking to reporters, he said that the focus was on providing the injured the best possible treatment to increase their chances of recovery.
The blast also comes just a few days after the Islamabad-based National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had issued a threat alert for Peshawar and Quetta, saying the banned militant outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was planning terrorist activities in the two cities.
The area has been cordoned off and police teams are collecting evidence.