26 killed, 42 injured in suicide blast outside NADRA office in Mardan
MARDAN (92 News) – Twenty-six people, including a security guard, were killed while 42 injured in a suicide blast outside National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office at Doshera Chowk, Mardan, on Tuesday.
Security guard Pervaiz saved the lives of other employees at the cost his life.
The Bomb Disposal Squad said that 12kg explosives were used in the blast.
The blast occurred when a large number of people were present inside the building.
Rescue teams rushed the spot and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital. The security forces have cordoned off the area.
Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have condemned the blast and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.
PTI chairman Imran Khan said that the people playing with peace are enemies of humanity.
PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has appealed to party workers to donate blood in hospital.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Ch Nisar has announced compensation Rs 3 million and employment for one member of the bereaved family.