One killed, 19 injured in suicide attack at govt office in northwest Pakistan
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a government office in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today, killing one person and injuring 19 others
Peshawar: A suicide bomber blew himself up at a government office in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today, killing one person and injuring 19 others.
The bomber exploded his suicide vest at the Excise and Taxation Office in Mardan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 50 km from here, District Police Officer Faisal Shahzad said.
Before the explosion, the bomber fired two shots which resulted in people, about 30 to 35 in number, scampering for safe places, the Shazad said.
The injured people were being shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Police and security forces rushed to the site and cordoned off the area soon after the blast that occurred around noon.
The Black Caps called off their first Pakistan series in 18 years with Wellington's backing on Friday just before the first one-day international was due to start in Rawalpindi.
Khan’s remarks came days after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a Congressional hearing indicated that Pakistan was involved in harbouring members of the Taliban, including the militants of the dreaded Haqqani Network.
Pakistan vs New Zealand: Babar Azam's team takes guard for first home series against Kiwis in 18 years
Pakistan's new backroom team are seeking an immediate impact when their one-day international team face a largely second-string New Zealand in a home series for the first time since 2003 this week.