KARACHI: A blast in Karachi’s Orangi Town left three children dead and injured 11 others, Express News reported on Monday.
The explosion reportedly took place in a madrassah in Frontier Colony. Police said that the blast took place in one of the rooms of the madrassah.
According to initials details, it seems that the madrassah was the target of the attack, police said.
“The explosion, which targeted a religious seminary, killed at least three male students,” a senior local police official, Javed Alam Odho told AFP.
He said the police were trying to ascertain whether it was a planted bomb or a hand grenade that had been thrown.
Rescue teams reached the area and the injured were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment.
A senior doctor at the Abbasi Shaheed hospital, Parshotum Rathore, confirmed the number of deaths and said those who died in the attack were between 10 and 12-years-old.
He put the number of injured at more than 12 and said the condition of four of those hurt was critical.
A police official told the media that there were between 15 and 20 children present in the madrassah at the time of the explosion.
He added that the all the children were between seven and 14 years of age.
Police reached the site of the explosion and cordoned off the area. Evidence was collected from blast site and the Bomb Disposal Squad was also summoned.
Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.