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8 dead, 125 hurt in Peshawar madrasa blast
8 dead, 125 hurt in Peshawar madrasa blast

Peshawar, Oct 27 (TIWN) At least eight people were killed and 125 others injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside a madrasa in Peshawar, according to authorities.

The incident took place inside the Jamia Zuberia madrasa located in the city’s Dir Colony, and according to police sources, around 40-50 children were present when the bomb went off, The Express Tribune reported.

SP City Peshawar Waqar Azeem told The Express Tribune that an unidentified man entered the madrasa at around 8 a.m. and left a school bag in the premises.

He said the bag was believed to have had the IED device that went off when the children started coming in for their morning classes.

Assistant Inspector General of Bomb Disposal Squad (AIG) Shafqat Malik confirmed that 5 kg of explosives were used.

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