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KP Blast:At least 8 killed, more than 100 injured in blast at Madrassa in Peshawar

At least eight people were killed and more than 110 injured in an explosion on Tuesday morning at the Jamia Zuberia madressah in Peshawar’s Dir Colony.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) City Peshawar Waqar Azeem, the blast occurred in the main hall after an unidentified man managed to take a bag containing five to six kilograms of explosives inside the seminary. The attacker wanted to target religious cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani and his students, he added.

“The blast took place in the madressah during a Quran class. Someone took a bag inside [with explosives],” Waqar Azim told.

According to Lady Reading Hospital spokesperson Mohammad Asim, four of the deceased were students between the ages of 20 to 25.

Mohammad Ali Gandapur, another senior police official, confirmed the details. He said two teachers were among the wounded.

While talking to media, LRH spokesman said that 40 out of 95 victims have been discharged after minor medical assistance. Most of those injured in the attack aged above 20 years and belonged to Afghanistan, he told.

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