10 killed, 30 injured in blasts in Pak’s northwest

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At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a court in Mardan district in Pakistan’s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The attacker detonated a hand grenade before exploding his suicide vest among the morning crowds at the court, the district police officer said.

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Officials said that 10 people were killed, of which at least one was a police officer, local media reported.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

An emergency has been declared at hospitals in the area.

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The attack occurred hours after heavily-armed suicide attackers stormed a Christian colony in Peshawar, killing one person and wounding several others before the terrorists were gunned down by security forces.

(With PTI inputs)

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