Peshawar bombing: At least seven dead in Pakistan school attack

Published:Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 12:10

Peshawar bombing: At least seven dead in Pakistan school attack

At least seven people have been killed and more than 50 injured by a bomb attack on a religious school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.

Hospital officials say those killed were young men, aged between 20 and 30. Dozens of others were injured, including four under the age of 13.

The motive for the attack on a Koran study class is unclear. Hundreds of students were present at the seminary.

No group has said it carried out the attack, which is being investigated.

Earlier reports suggested four of the dead were children, but this has since been retracted.

The northern city of Peshawar, close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst of the violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years

Six years ago, gunmen stormed a military school in the city leaving more than 150 dead, most of them children.

However, an army crackdown in the years which followed resulted in the number of attacks being greatly reduced inside Pakistan.