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Initial reports suggest IED used in Peshawar seminary massive blast

Initial reports suggest IED used in Peshawar seminary massive blast
October 27, 2020

PESHAWAR (92 News) - The bomb disposal squad with investigation teams initially suggested that an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the blast at seminary of Peshawar's Dir Colony with four to five kilogrammes of explosives.

The bomb disposal squad collected evidences from the blast site and sent for the forensic report.

According to the footage, obtained by 92 News, shows a religious scholar delivering a lecture at the main hall of the seminary when the bombing happens. Suddenly there occurs a loud bang with fire, which is followed by a puff of smoke.

Police said initial investigation suggests that the bomb went off minutes after someone left a bag at the madrassa. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Health officials feared the death toll could rise as many of the injured are in critical condition. The LRH spokesperson said that most of the injured persons are burnt, eight dead bodies and more than 100 have been brought to the facility. He later said that another of the injured succumbed to his injuries, raising the death toll to eight.

He stated that the injured were being provided with immediate medical attention and the hospital's director was present at the emergency ward. He added that an emergency had also been declared at the medical facility.