Blast kills seven and wounds over 100 in Pakistan

At least seven people have died and 109 have been wounded in an explosion at a mosque cum religious school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Police sources confirmed to international media that the incident occurred on Tuesday, at 8:30 am local time.

At the time of the explosion there were students present in the mosque practicing Quran there.

Preliminary investigations showed that there was around five to six kilograms of explosive material which was carried into the place in a bag and abandoned.

Local news media, Geo News, say that the provincial police’s bomb disposal unit chief Shafqat Malik said the device was sophisticated in design and involved a timed detonation.

At least 83 of those wounded were being treated at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH), the city’s main government hospital, while 26 others were brought to the Naseerullah Khan Babar hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility following the attack.