Suicide attack in Pakistan leaves nine dead
March 7, Islamabad: At least nine people have been killed, including two women and a child, in a suicide bombing in northwest Pakistan on
Monday. Other 18 people were also wounded in the exploision, with six in critical condition.
According to police, the bomber blew himself up outside a district court in the Shabqadar market area of Charsadda district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The blast took place about 30km from the region's main city of Peshawar.
Inspector Ali Jan Khan from the Shabqadar police station said the attacker was attempting to enter the court.
Asfandyar Khan, a hospital worker, said that two women and a female child were among the dead, Al Jazeera reported.
Medical teams were dispatched to the scene, but the death toll is expected to rise, he said.
A splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, saying it was a revenge attack for the recent execution of a former Pakistani commando who shot dead Punjab province's governor in 2011.
The Oslo Times