Published March 18, 2013
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A senior government official says militants have attacked a court complex in northwest Pakistan, killing at least two people.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain says the group that attacked the complex in the city of Peshawar on Monday included at least one suicide bomber, who detonated his explosives. At least 23 people were wounded in the attack.
Hussain is the information minister in the surrounding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said the attackers may have been trying to free militant colleagues jailed on the premises. He says initial information suggests the militants have taken some hostages, and a gunbattle is ongoing.
A local police officer, Mohammad Arshad Khan, says a female judge is among the wounded.