Pakistan: Four killed, 17 injured as court comes under suicide attack

Several persons were killed and many others injured as three explosions rock Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Charsadda district in Pakistan.

At least four people were killed and several injured as multiple blasts and firing took place outside a session court in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district in Pakistan.  However, exact number of casualties and injured persons has not be ascertained.

According to the Dawn, at least three attackers opened fire and threw hand grenades as they attempted to enter the court premises through the main gate. They opened fire and also threw hand grenades. In a quick response , security forces gunned down three suicide bombers. The exact number of attackers has not been ascertained.

Meanwhile, the injured have been rushed to to Charsadda Tangi Hospital LRH for immediate treatment.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar faction claimed responsibility for the attack, according to news agency Reuters.

At least four people have been killed in the attack, District Nazim Fahad Khand  told a Pakistani daily.

“One bomber was killed in the firing at the gate, whereas the second was killed as he entered the court. The third bomber was killed when he detonated his explosives,” says the Dawn.

Pakistan has witnessed a series suicide attacks in last few days, worst being the terror attack at a Sufi Shrine in Sehwan that claimed over 80 lives and left hundreds injured.

The security forces launched a massive crackdown, killing over 100 terrorists in 24 hours of the Sehwan blast.

More details are awaited.