Eight martyred, over 100 injured in Peshawar Madrassa blast

Thus far, no group has claimed responsibility for the heinous act of terrorism

Peshawar experienced a terror attack after years as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in the Jamia Zuberia madrassa in Peshawar’s Dir Colony. As per reports, at least eight people, including students, have perished in the attack. No terror outfit has taken the responsibility of the attack thus far.

While talking to the media, senior police official Waqar Azim told the media that a Quran class was underway when the explosion took place.

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

President, PM, Opposition condemn the barbarism

President Arif Alvi said that blast was “shocking and saddening for all of us”. He called for the “heinous criminal terrorists” to be apprehended and given exemplary punishment.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed similar sentiments on the unfortunate event and said that those responsible for the attack will be brought to justice.  

My condolences go to the victims’ families and prayers for early recovery of the injured,” he tweeted. “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.”

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also expressed grief over the attack and said that it reminded him of the 2014 APS attack in Peshawar.

The UN condemned the attack

The United Nations Office in Pakistan said it was “appalled” by the attack. “We stand together in shock and grief after the heinous attack today on Jamia Zuberia madressah, Peshawar, where children take classes. We are appalled by this attack on children while they were in a place of prayer and learning,” it said.

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