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Seven People Killed, More Than 70 Injured in Peshawar Blast

PESHAWAR: At least seven people including children have embraced martyrdom while 72 others sustained severe wounds as a massive explosion hit seminary in Peshawar’s Dir Colony on early Tuesday.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) City Peshawar Waqar Azeem, the blast occurred in the main hall after an unidentified man took a bag containing five to six kilograms of explosives inside the seminary. The nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained, he added.

Peshawar Chief Capital Police Officer (CCPO) Mohammad Ali Gandapur also confirmed the blast and said two teachers were among the wounded.

No threat has been received regarding blast on the seminary. The investigation of the explosion is underway after collection of evidence from the scene, he told.