One dead, dozen injured in suicide bombing at Pakistan tax office

At least one person was killed and 12 injured in a suicide bombing in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday, a day after the army said a large-scale operation in the lawless tribal region had been successfully concluded.

The bombing targeted a government taxation office in Mardan city in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

A suicide attacker detonated explosives inside the building, local police chief Ashiq Hussian Khan told dpa.

“We received 13 injured and one of them later on died in the hospital,” said paramedic Anwar Shah from Mardan District Headquarters Hospital.

Two injured are in critical condition, he said.

The bomber was about 18-19 years old and used around 10 kilograms of explosives, district police chief Faisal Shehzad told reporters.

The attack came a day after the army announced the completion of an operation in North Waziristan launched in June 2014 to destroy militant bases.

Last update: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:20

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