Suicide bomb attack leaves 11 dead in Pakistan

Suicide bomb attack leaves 11 dead in Pakistan

Suicide bomb attack leaves 11 dead in Pakistan

Written by Tharushan Fernando

02 Sep, 2016 | 2:25 pm

A suicide bomb attack in a court in the northern Pakistani city of Mardan has left at least 11 people dead and injuring 30.

The attacker had thrown a hand grenade before running into the court area and detonating a bomb, according to the Police

Four suicide bombers have also targeted a Christian neighbourhood near Peshawar before being shot dead.Both attacks took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and were claimed by Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.

Militants have targeted lawyers in prior occasions,including a bomb attack in Quetta last month that killed 18 lawyers, which include a bomb attack in Quetta last month that killed 18 lawyers which was also claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (militant Sunni Islamic group that split away from the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in August 2014).

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