Explosion outside school leaves one person dead, 15 injured

A powerful bomb planted by miscreants outside a private school at congested Notia Jadded town on Wednesday morning went-off with a big bang and killed one person while injured 15 others, SSP Operation, Muhammad Ejaz Khan said.

Talking to reporters at the site of explosion, SSP said “it was a remote control bomb blast in which five kilogram explosive was used.” The bomb was planted at a donkey-cart and killed an unidentified man and injured 15 others including seven school children.

The injured were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital where emergency has been declared. The condition of two victims was stated to be critical.

The casualty figure would been high, had the bomb exploded half hours later as the students were not yet reached the school.

Two suspects were arrested by city police and shifted to undisclosed location for interrogation.

The bang of explosion was heard in long distance that created terror in the locality.

Bashir Ahmed Bilour, Senior Minister Khyber Pakthunkhwa rushed to the site of explosion and supervised rescue operation. He told reporters that the blast was a part of plot to create unrest among people.

He said militants would not be allowed to shatter the government’s firm resolve to wipe out menace of militancy and terrorism from the society.

He appreciated the courage and bravery of people and said such incidents could not deter their determination in fight against evil forces.

The Minister also visited Lady Reading Hospital and inquired about condition of injured persons. He directed the hospital administration to provide best medical facilities to the victims.