At least 12 killed, over 50 injured in multiple blasts in in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province

At least 12 people were killed and 52 wounded when two bomb blasts were detonated outside a district court in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, a rescue official said.

“So far we recovered 12 bodies of the lawyers, police personnel and civilians. Besides this, we rescued 52 injured, including lawyers, police personnel and civilians from the spot,” Haris Habib, chief rescue officer in the city of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where the blasts took place, told Reuters.

Earlier in the day, in a brazen assault, four heavily-armed suicide attackers today stormed a Christian colony, opening indiscriminate fire that left one person dead and several others injured before the terrorists were gunned down by security forces in this northwestern Pakistani city.

Peshawar has faced numerous terrorist attacks, including the December 2014 massacre of students at an army-run school.

Taliban gunmen had killed more than 150 people, most of them children, in the deadliest attack.