Bomb targeting court in Nowshera kills 2 police officers
NOWSHERA: A bomb attack targeting a court in Nowshera on Tuesday killed two police constables including a female officer and wounded six other people, police said.
“It was a bomb blast. Two police constables including a policewoman were killed and six others were wounded. There are two police officers among the injured,” said Qureish Khan, district police chief in Pakistan’s Nowshera district.
The attack took place at the main entrance of the district courts in the town of Nowshera, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of Peshawar.
The district courts are located close to several military and other government buildings.
The target of the attack was the district courts, Khan said, adding that bomb disposal experts had informed him that a remote-controlled device was planted at the main gate of the district courts.
A doctor in Nowshera’s main hospital said they had received two dead bodies and six injured.
There was no claim of responsibility, but Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have been blamed for bombings targeting civilian and government security targets across Pakistan that have killed more than 4,240 people.