Grenade attack in Jamaat-ud-Dawa seminary leaves several injured in Pak

“A mosque was the target of the grenade attack”

At least 14 people, including four children, were wounded when unidentified assailants lobbed a hand grenade at a madrassa (seminary) in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province late on Sunday, it was reported on Monday.

“At least seven people were injured in the attack and police arrested one of the attackers,” a local police official Abbas Majeed Marwat told The Express Tribune. “A mosque was the target of the grenade attack,” the police officer added.

“The mosque and madrassa belong to Jamaatud Dawa and several people were wounded in the attack,” SP Cantt Kashif Zulfiqar said. “After the attack, the guards and residents opened fire at a man who was trying to escape, leaving him injured. He was shifted to the nearby hospital and taken into custody. We believe he is the attacker,” he added.

“This is Masjid-e-Baitul Mukaram in Tehkal Bala. A daras was in progress when unknown terrorists threw a hand grenade in the building,” said Yasin Afridi, a local resident. “Police and locals reached the area and shifted the injured to the Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH).”

Further, a police official deployed at the KTH said around 12 injured had been brought to the hospital. He, however, said that some of the injured had been shifted to other hospitals too.