PESHAWAR: Fifteen people, including three children, were injured in a late-night attack Sunday on a Jamaatud Dawa madrassah in Peshawar's Tehkal area.

Superintendent Police Cantonment Peshawar Kashif said the assailants opened fire and lobbed grenades at the Baitul Mukarrama Alhadees seminary. Members of the seminary were having dinner after lessons when the unknown men attacked the building.

The site of the attack. ─ Photo: Ali Akbar
The site of the attack. ─ Photo: Ali Akbar

One of the attackers suffered serious injuries and was shifted to Combined Military Hospital Peshawar for treatment where he is in critical condition, the SP said, adding it was possible the attacker was injured as a result of firing by one of his own men. He said the injured attacker was shifted to CMH from Khyber Teaching Hospital as there were no CT Scan machines available.

The SP said interrogation of the arrested individual may shed some light on the motives behind the seminary attack.

Khyber Teaching Hospital sources confirmed they received 16 people injured in the seminary attack, out of which four people were discharged after treatment and 11 retained in the hospital.

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