Atleast as 13 people were killed, including 12 civilians, and 52 wounded on September 2 in twin bomb explosions outside a district court in northwestern Pakistan.
“Bodies of 12 lawyers, cops and civilians were recovered so far. Also, we rescued 52 injured persons from the spot,” Haris Habib, chief rescue officer, Mardan area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where the explosions took place.
Earlier in the day, four suicide bombers went into a Christian colony in northwestern Pakistan, killing one security guard.
The injured have been shifted to a hospital in the neighbourhood. Emergency has been declared at local hospitals and security has been beefed up. This was the second attack on Pakistan’s legal community.
Last month, a blast in southern Balochistan province capital Quetta killed more than 70 people, nearly wiping out the senior lawyers of the city.
So far, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack, said the cops. The attack came after the military had a day earlier spoiled an Islamic State’s attempt to spread its network in Pakistan, resulting in the arrest of 309 suspects.