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23 dead, over 50 injured in Mardan suicide attack

23 dead, over 50 injured in Mardan suicide attack

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Dec 29, 2015 - 17:11

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Nearly two dozen people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber struck outside a government office in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials said.

The bomber blew himself up outside the main entrance to National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) office in Mardaninfo-icon district. A splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Talibaninfo-icon Pakistan, Jamatul Ahrar, claimed responsibility.

Rescue officials told reporters at least 23 people had been killed and 28 others injured in the powerful bombing. The bomber ploughed his explosives-rigged motorbike into the main gate of the NADRA office, the district police chief said.

Deputy Inspector-General (DIG) of Police Saeed Wazirsaid the bomber tried to enter the complex. “But when stopped by a security guard, the attacker blew himself up.” Up to 10 kilograms of explosives were used in the bomb attack.

Ali Khan, a doctor at the district headquarters hospital, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan New 23 fatalities. More than 50 wounded were under medical treatment at the hospital, he said, adding dealing with the casualties was difficult.

TV footage showed human body parts and blood stains strewn across the site on the Mardan-Charsadda Road.Windowpanes of the office were shattered by the blast and the area cordoned off as rescue and security personnel.

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