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Imran fears India may use Afghan soil to target Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed fears that India may use Afghan soil to destabilize and target Islamabad.

“Pakistan fears India will use Afghanistan to destabilize us,” he said addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day Pakistan-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum in Islamabad.

“We tried to be friends with India but could not succeed. We realize that India is ideologically against Pakistan,” he added.

The premier said that the Narendra Modi-led government in India was not only against Pakistan as a country but was also against its own Muslim population.

“The treatment of Muslims in India today has never happened before. Minorities in India have been under continuous suppression,” he said.

Pakistan maintains that New Delhi has been engaging with terror elements in Afghanistan and has been promoting them to target Islamabad.

8 dead, 125 hurt in Peshawar madrasa blast

Peshawar: At least eight people were killed and 125 others injured after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside a madrasa in Peshawar, according to authorities.

The incident took place inside the Jamia Zuberia madrasa located in the city’s Dir Colony, and according to police sources, around 40-50 children were present when the bomb went off, The Express Tribune reported.

SP City Peshawar Waqar Azeem told The Express Tribune that an unidentified man entered the madrasa at around 8 am and left a school bag in the premises.

No terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

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