At least 26 people were killed as a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the main gate of the NADRA office in Dohsera Chowk in Mardan on Tuesday.
A splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamatul Ahrar, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Rescue 1122 officials said at least 26 people have been killed and 28 injured. “A motorcyclist rammed his bike into the main gate of the NADRA office,” DPO Mardan said.
Further, DIG Mardan Saeed Wazir, said the bomber was on a motorcycle and tried to enter the complex. “He stopped and blew himself up and fortunately was not able to enter the premises.”
According to the bomb disposal squad, 8 kilogrammes of explosives were used to carry out the attack.
Ali Khan, a doctor at the district headquarters hospital confirmed the death toll and placed the number of injured at “more than 40″. Further, hospital administration have said it is becoming difficult to manage the injuries.