Lahore, April 19: At least 12 people were injured on Tuesday, April 19, when a blast occurred at a Excise and Taxation Office building in Mardan, Pakistan.
Several officials besides a journalist and policemen were injured in the blast. However, security force and rescue team reached the spot immediately after the attack. All the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.
According to media reports, three persons are said to be in critical condition.
District police officials said: " Gunshots where fired before the suicide bomber carried out the blast near the computer section of the building."
The Excise and Taxation office is located near the Mall Road where several other important government buildings are located and is one of the most densely populated areas of the city.
Loud explosion near Excise and taxation office in Mardan(Pakistan). Several people reported to be injured in the blast: Pakistan Media
Loud explosion near Excise and taxation office in Mardan(Pakistan). Several people reported to be injured in the blast: Pakistan Media— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2016