The bodies of lawyers, policemen and civilians were recovered from the blast site, said Haris Habib, chief rescue officer in a bomb attack that created a scene of sorrow, tears , and blood carried out by a terrorist group - Jamaatu-ur-Ahrar.
The attack reportedly took place in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. In another attack in Pakistan, two bombs killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens outside a court complex in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a rescue official said, hours after militants from a Pakistani Taliban faction attacked a Christian neighbourhood in the same region.
Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the twin bomb attacks.
The bodies of lawyers, policemen and civilians were recovered from the blast site, said Haris Habib, chief rescue officer in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. “First there was a small blast followed by a big blast,” Habib told Reuters.
More than 20 people were killed in an attack in December on a government office in Mardan, which was later claimed by Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for Friday’s court attack, but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the bombing would “not shatter our unflinching resolve in our war against terrorism”. “These receding elements are showing frustration by attacking our soft targets. They shall not get space to hide in Pakistan,” Sharif said in a statement.