Multiple Blasts Rock Pakistan, 6 Dead

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Update: 6 killed, 14 injured in suicide blast outside a court in Charsadda in Pakistan, reports news agency PTI.

Islamabad: Multiple blasts rocked the Charsadda district in Pakistan on Tuesday with 4 deaths and 10 injuries till now.

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Post the attack, the security forces killed three suicide attackers who attempted to wreak havoc at a local court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district. District Nazim Fahad Khan says at least four people have been killed in the attack, which the proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahraar has claimed. Provincial government sources say one lawyer is among those killed and 10 others are injured.

At least three attackers attempted to enter the court premises through the main gate. They opened fire and also threw hand grenades, prompting retaliatory fire by police and security forces deployed at the court.

One bomber was killed in the firing at the gate, whereas the second was killed as he entered the court. The third bomber was killed when he detonated his explosives. Eyewitnesses say the remains of the bombers were lying on the roadside along with their explosives and ammunition. Upto 10 ambulances were dispatched to Charsadda from Peshawar, where the Lady Reading Hospital has been put on high alert.

 

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