At least 14 killed, 60 injured in Mardan suicide blast

Web Desk
By Web Desk September 2, 2016 15:00

At least 14 killed, 60 injured in Mardan suicide blast

According to details, a suicide bomber blew himself at the gate of district court Mardan in which at least 14 people were killed and 60 others were reported injured. An eye-witness said that the suicide bomber opened fire before blowing up his explosives.

The terrorists also lodged hand grenades and opened fire before blowing himself up. Initial reports suggested that the bomber tried to enter the court premises, but faced stiff resistance from the policemen at the gate after which he exploded his suicide vest.


Police and rescue teams arrived at the blast site while security forces have surrounded the area. The wounded were shifted to hospitals for treatment.

Emergency was placed at District Headquarters Hospital Mardan whereas one of the injured was shifted was shifted to Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. Medical condition of several victims was said to be critical.

A search operation was also launched by the security teams following the explosion.Investigation teams arrived at the scene and have launched the probe into the incident.

Evidence linked to the crime have been collected by the investigators. Around eight kilograms of explosives were reportedly used to carry out the terrorist attack.


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Earlier, four terrorists were killed during exchange of fire with security forces in Peshawar’s Christian Colony on Friday morning. Security has been placed on high alert following the two terrorist attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PM condemns Mardan terrorist attack

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the terrorist attack in Mardan, stating that the attack will not shatter the country’s resolve in the war against terrorism.

The prime minister said that the terrorists will not get space to hide in Pakistan. He added that the terrorists are showing frustration by attacking soft targets.

He expressed sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace for the departed souls and grant of courage to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

Army Chief meets blast victims

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif arrived in Mardan to inquire about the health of the blast victims.

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak and Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hayat-ur-Rehman accompanied COAS on his visit to Mardan Medical Complex. He met the victims and inquired about their health.

Provincial ministers and district officials were also present on the occasion. He also met Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel.

Security arrangements were much relaxed during the visit of the army chief to the hospital so as the citizens did not face any hardships during the visits. Patients were brought to the hospital as per normal routine neither vehicles denied entry in the hospital premises.

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By Web Desk September 2, 2016 15:00

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