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Second terror attack in Pakistan today: 6 killed, 40 injured in bomb explosions at Mardan district court

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 September 2016, 12:04 IST

At least six people were killed and more than 20 injured, including lawyers, and policemen were seriously injured after two explosions rocked the district court in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on 2 September.

This is the second attack in Pakistan since this morning as earlier unidentified gunmen attacked a Christian Colony near Warsak Dam on the outskirts of Peshawar in the early hours of Friday.

Also Read: Peshawar: Terrorist attack in Christian Colony; 1 civilian killed, 3 injured

According to reports, one suicide bomber blew himself up at the court's main gate and other terrorists hurled a hand grenade and then opened fire in the court premises.

The Army and police have cordoned off the area and Rescue 1122 teams are taking the injured to nearby hospitals, reports Dunya News.

Four assailants were neutralised in the Christian Colony attack. According to Ary News, two of the terrorists were gunned down by security forces, while the other two were suicide bombers who blew themselves up.

First published: 2 September 2016, 12:04 IST
 
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