Pakistan blasts leave several wounded

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 20:37

Islamabad: Several persons were injured in two bomb attacks on government buildings in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan today, officials said.

At least two persons were wounded when a bomb was detonated by remote control in a district court complex at Mardan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The bomb was planted inside a toilet in the complex, officials said. Rescue teams rushed to the site as security forces cordoned off the area.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. The complex was searched by a bomb disposal squad but no other devices were found.
A building was slightly damaged by the blast, police officials said. In a separate incident, several persons were injured when a bomb went off outside an office of the National Database and Registration Authority in Sibi district of Balochistan province.
Police officials said an explosive device was planted outside the office. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.


First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 20:37

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