At least 11 killed in Pakistan suicide attack

MARDEN, Pakistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) — At least 11 people were killed and at least 30 injured in a suicide attack at a district court in Mardan, Pakistan on Friday.

The bombing victims include one police officer, two lawyers and eight civilians. The number of injured is at least 30 and has high as 42, sources said. The injured were rushed to area hospitals.

The attacker first threw a hand grenade at the courts gates, then ran into the court and detonated his bomb.

Suicide bombers also attempted to attack a Christian neighborhood near Peshawar early Friday, but were killed by security forces.

Both attacks occurred in northern Pakistan. Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack on the neighborhood, but no group has claimed the court attack.

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