6 killed, 40 wounded in blasts in Pakistan


Two bombs exploded outside a district court in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing at least six people and wounding 40, media reported, the second attack in space of hours in the region.
“First there was a small blast followed by a big blast,” said Haris Habib, chief rescue officer in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where the blasts took place. “Forty wounded, six dead,” he added.Earlier, At least one civilian and four suspected militants were killed in a Christian neighbourhood in Pakistan’s Peshawar.
The Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a Christian neighbourhood in northwestern Pakistan where at least one security guard was killed.Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said there were “several deaths” in the attack on the neighbourhood near Warsak Dam, in the Khyber tribal region, 20 km (12 miles) northwest of the city of PeshawarThe military said four attackers wearing suicide vests and carrying firearms were killed.

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