March 19, 2013 in Nation/World

Suicide bomber kills 4 in court

Los Angeles Times
 

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed four other people and injured at least 33 after rushing into a crowded courtroom in the northwest Pakistan city of Peshawar on Monday and detonating his explosives, police and witnesses said.

Police said there were two attackers, both wearing suicide explosives vests and armed with handguns. One of the gunmen was shot and killed by police before entering the grounds, police said.

The other was able to get past the outer cordon of police and enter the courthouse building. Three civilians and a police officer were killed in the attack, police said.

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