07:30 GMT11 May 2021
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    Several explosions and gunshots were heard near a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media cited witnesses as saying Tuesday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — The violence that injured at least five people took place in the Charsadda district town of Tangi, according to Pakistan's The Express Tribune publication.

    "The explosions took place at the entrance of the sessions court," District Police Officer (DPO) Sohail Khalid said as quoted by the outlet.

    One of the eyewitnesses described one of the assailants lobbing a hand grenade at the gate of the court and opening fire. Another eyewitness said one of the suicide bombers was shot dead by security officials in an attempt to enter the court.

    At least five people were critically injured in the initial explosion, the publication cited another witness as saying. It referred to initial reports in stating that two judges were in the courthouse when the gunfire broke out.

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