At least 7 dead, more than 120 injured after blast at religious school in Pakistani city of Peshawar

Pakistani rescue workers and police officers examine the site of a bomb explosion in an Islamic seminary, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

Peshawar, Pakistan (CNN)Seven people have died and at least 123 more have been injured in a blast at a religious school on Tuesday in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to local authorities.

Lady Reading Hospital spokesman, Mohammad Asim, told CNN there were children among the injured.
The school is located on Peshawar's ring road, on the southern outskirts of the city.
Peshawar's superintendent of police Waqar Azeem told CNN the blast occurred during the morning's first lecture. Rescue services and a bomb disposal squad are on site.
Peshar Police Chief Mohammad Ali Gandapur told CNN the cause of the explosion was an IED with 5-6 kilograms of explosives used in an abandoned bag at the religious seminary Jamia Zubairia madrassa.
A powerful bomb blast ripped through the Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing some students and wounding dozens others, police and a hospital spokesman said.