Blast at government office in Pakistan kills 12

About 30 people were wounded in the blast in the northwestern town of Mardan, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a doctor at a hospital told GEO TV.

Islamabad: An explosion outside a government office in Pakistan killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, a hospital official told Pakistani television.

About 30 people were wounded in the blast in the northwestern town of Mardan, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a doctor at a hospital told GEO TV.

Police told Reuters the explosion was at a branch of the National Database and Registration Authority, which issues government ID cards.

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