Pakistan: 25 killed in explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

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At least 25 people were killed and several others injured on Friday in an explosion in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The blast took place outside a religious seminary in Lower Orakzai area of Hangu, officials said.

The injured were shifted to a health facility for further treatment.

All hospitals have been put on high alert to provide quality care to the injured.

The area has been cordoned off and investigation into the incident is under way.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan strongly condemned the terror attack in Orakzai tribal area and Chinese Consulate in Karachi.

“Strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Chinese Consulate in Karachi & in Orakzai tribal area. My prayers go to the victims & their families. Salute the brave security/police personnel who gave their lives & denied success to terrorists in the mission ag Chinese Consulate,” Imran Khan tweeted.

“I am absolutely clear both these attacks are part of a planned campaign to create unrest in the country by those who do not want Pakistan to prosper. Let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind that we will crush the terrorists, whatever it takes,” Imran Khan added.

Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan condemned the attack and said that the enemies had been unable to tolerate peace in the province. “To target innocent citizens is inhumane.”