AT LEAST 12 KILLED, 52 WOUNDED IN BLASTS IN PAKISTAN

PESHAWAR (TIP): At least 12 people were killed and 52 wounded when two bomb blasts were detonated outside a district court in northwestern Pakistan on September 2, a rescue official said.

“So far we recovered 12 bodies of the lawyers, police personnel and civilians. Besides this, we rescued 52 injured, including lawyers, police personnel and civilians from the spot,” Haris Habib, chief rescue officer in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where the blasts took place, told Reuters.

Earlier, At least one civilian and four suspected militants were killed in a Christian neighbourhood in Pakistan’s Peshawar.

The Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Christian neighbourhood in northwestern Pakistan where at least one security guard was killed.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said there were “several deaths” in the attack on the neighbourhood near Warsak Dam, in the Khyber tribal region, 20 km (12 miles) northwest of the city of Peshawar.

The military said four attackers wearing suicide vests and carrying firearms were killed. (Reuters)

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