Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136 | THE DAILY STAR

 A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said.

The bombing happened as a prominent religious scholar during a special class was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa, said police officer Waqar Azim. He said initial investigations suggest the bomb went off minutes after someone left a bag at the madrassa.

1 comment:

  1. At least seven people including children were killed while 70 others injured in a blast inside a religious seminary in Pakistan’s north western city of Peshawar on Tuesday, local media reported.

    According to reports the blast occurred in the main hall of the seminary after an unidentified man placed a bag full of explosives over there.

    Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Mansoor Aman told media that initial reports suggest an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the explosion.

    Children and instructors are among the victims as the blast took place when the classes were underway at the seminary.


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