PESHAWAR: At least seven students were killed and more than 30 others injured in an explosion occurred in a mardassa (seminary) in Dir Colony of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday. More casualties are expected a s many injured are in critical condition.
Teams of Rescue 1122, security personnel and other teams have arrived at the scene and launched a rescue operation to shift the injured to nearby hospitals for medical assistance. Injured mostly children were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH).
The doctors in the LRH told that some of the wounded children are in critical condition.
According to preliminary report of resuce officials, an explosive device concealed in a bag detonated near a madrassa in Dir Colony on Tuesday. More than 30 monstly children were injured in the explosion.
Many of the injured who brought to hospital are in critical condition, Police officials revealed, adding that around 40-50 children were present inside the madrassa when the bomb went off. Police officials said that the nature of the explosion is being ascertained.
This is a developing story and further details will be shared accordingly.