Friday, 2 September 2016

Deadly twin blasts killed least 12, 30 injured in Pakistan

Posted by Anup Baral September 2nd, 2016 :A suicide bomber shot his way through the main gate leading to the district court in the city of Mardan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

He then threw a hand grenade before detonating his suicide vest among the morning crowds.

Senior police official Faisal Shehzad said the bomber had up to eight kilogrammes of explosives packed into his vest.

Some of the wounded are in a critical condition.

Rescue official Haris Habib said: "So far we recovered 12 bodies of the lawyers, police personnel and civilians.

"Besides this, we rescued 52 injured, including lawyers, police personnel and civilians from the spot."

Also on Friday, a group of militants belonging to stormed a Christian neighbourhood near Warsak Dam, just north of Peshawar.

Police official Shaukat Khan said four militants wearing suicide vests entered the colony and one of them went into a church, but no one was there.

He added the attackers killed one Christian.

The military said the suicide bombers died after soldiers backed by army helicopters exchanged gunfire with the them.

It is not clear if any of the militants had detonated their explosives.

Three security officials and two civilian guards were also wounded in the attacks.

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