Blast at judicial complex kills 4, injures 30 in Peshawar
March 18th, 2013 by Tahir Khan | No Comment |
Additional IG Masood Afridi told reporters that police intercepted two suicide bombers equipped with pistols and hand grenades when they tried to enter in the courtroom of Additional Session Judge Kulsum Azam in Judicial Complex, Peshawar.
He said one of the suicide bombers blasted himself after throwing hand grenade while trying to enter in the court room while another was shot dead by police. He said police have foiled suicide attack on the judicial complex successfully.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Khyber Pakthunkhwa Information Minister told reporters that the incident was an attempt to destroy peaceful atmosphere for elections.
Military offices, provincial assembly building, courts and a five-star hotel are located near the Complex.
Doctors at the city's Lady Reading Hospital confirmed the death of four people.
Policemen and several lawyers were among the injured, hospital sources said.
The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Bar Council had given strike call on Tuesday against the attack.
Some witnesses said that firing was also happened after the blast. They said they saw several armed men, who had covered faces, opened fire and later fled.
Some sources said that it might be an attempt by the militants to get freed their prisoners as they are brought to the courts.
No group claimed responsibility.
Troops were also seen at the venue as the military offices are located just few meters from the blast site.