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


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.

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.

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)