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Three suicide bombers killed during attack on Charssada court: DIG Mardan


CHARSADDA, FEB 21, (DNA) – At least four people including a lawyer have been killed and 17 others have been injured in a terrorist attack on a local court in Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Death toll is expected to rise as several injured persons are reportedly in critical condition.

According to DIG Mardan, three suicide attackers tried to enter the session court in Tangi Tehsil. One was killed at the main gate while two others were killed when they opened fire and also threw hand grenades, prompting retaliatory fire by security personnel deployed at the court.

Security forces and rescue teams have arrived at the scene.

Lawyers in large number were present inside the bar room at the time of the blast. Eyewitnesses say that some lawyers scaled walls to save their lives.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shahram Tarkai said that emergency has been declared at all the hospitals in Charsadda and Peshawar.

Pakistan has been hit by a string of militant bombings and suicide attacks over the past 10 days, killing more than 100 people and wounding hundreds.=DNA


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