Peshawar blast: At least seven including three children were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast on Peshawar’s Warsak Road on Tuesday morning. According to a report by Pakistani English Daily, Dawn, the incident took place near the Peshawar Public School at around 9:10 am. Citing Warsak Superintendent of Police Arshad Khan, it said that four kilogrammes of explosives, planted in a “cemented block” on the side of the road, were used in the blast. The area has been cordoned off and further investigation is underway, Khan said.
“All of them are aged between 11 and 23,” Khan stated, adding that none of the children were wearing a school uniform.
Caretaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Justice (retd) Arshad Hussain Shah condemned the incident and sought a report on the blast from the police high-ups.
Terror activities soar in Pakistan
It is worth mentioning the country which is already facing multiple issues, has witnessed an uptick in terror activities, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, after the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) ended its ceasefire with the government in November last year.
In 2014, the Pakistani Taliban stormed the Army Public School (APS) in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 150 people, including 131 students. The attack sent shockwaves across the world and was widely condemned.