Two suicide bombers attacked a court complex in the Pakistani city of Peshawar yesterday, killing at least three people and wounding over two dozen, police said.
The bombers attacked the back of the compound and were confronted by three police guards. They wounded the policemen, but not before one of the guards was able to shoot one of the bombers.
The other bomber managed to enter the courtroom of a female judge and detonated his explosives. Three people were killed and 30 wounded in the attack.
The attackers may have been trying to free fellow militants jailed in compound, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain.
Elsewhere, in Karachi, paramilitary forces arrested Qari Abdul Hayee, a former Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group leader, over his alleged involvement in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.