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At least 7 killed, dozens injured in blast at religious school in Pakistan: Officials

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. A spokesman for the hospital said it had received seven dead and 70 injured patients.

world Updated: Oct 27, 2020, 11:01 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
Hindustan Times
“The blast took place in a madrassa where unknown people had planted explosives in a plastic bag,” a police officer told news agency Reuters on condition of anonymity.
“The blast took place in a madrassa where unknown people had planted explosives in a plastic bag,” a police officer told news agency Reuters on condition of anonymity.(Reuters (Representative image))

At least seven people, including children, were killed and over 70 injured in a blast near an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, news agency Reuters said quoting officials.

“The blast took place in a madrassa where unknown people had planted explosives in a plastic bag,” a police officer told news agency Reuters on condition of anonymity. A cleric was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa when the blast took place.

The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital. A spokesman for the hospital said it had received seven dead and 70 injured patients.

This attack comes two days after a bombing in the southwestern city of Quetta killed three people.

More details are awaited.

(With agency inputs)

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