8 Including 4 Students Killed In Peshawar Madrassah Blast
At least 8 people were killed and more than 83 including students sustained injuries in a blast targeting a madrasah in Dir Colony of Peshawar. The injured were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital, Khayber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Naseer Ullah Babar Hospital.
According to the spokesperson of LRH, four of the slain students were between the age of 20 and 25.
SSP (Operations) confirmed to the media that it was a terror arrack and said that Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was used in the explosion. He also informed that eight people have succumbed to the wound, adding that emergency had been declared in the hospital.
Khyber Pakhunkhwa (KP) Health Minister Taimur Jhagra also visited the LRH and told the reporters that the doctors were focused on saving more lives.
Inspector General of Police (IG) Sanaullah Abbasi while talking to the reporters, said. “We are very saddened by this. We will ensure the security of the city,”
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. He said that he is “deeply saddened “ by the terrorist attack. “I want to assure my nation we will ensure the terrorists responsible for this cowardly barbaric attack are brought to justice as soon as possible.” he tweeted.
Information Minister Shibli Faraz also condemned the attack and said: “We will defeat the objectives of those attacking the stability of the country,”
Terming it a ‘cowardly’ act, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari tweeted,” Our fight against terrorists & their extremist ideologies has to be won decisively – we have no option.”
Former prime minister and PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif also condemned the attack. He said that he was deeply saddened by the horrific incident and that it reminded him of the APS attack. He said that the perpetrators should be dealt by law.
Maryam Nawaz called it a heart rending incident.
PTM leader and MNA Mohsin Dawar condemned the attack. In a tweet he said, “Strongly condemn the blast in the seminary in Peshawar. Neither our schools nor madrasahs are safe. Heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. We have been warning against the regrouping of terrorists in our areas. All terrorist networks need to be dismantled fully.”
United Nations’ Pakistan Office also condemned the attack. It said, “We stand together in shock & grief after the heinous attack today on Jamia Zubairia madrassah, Peshawar, where children take classes. We are appalled by this attack on children while they were in a place of prayer & learning.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families”.