Pakistani police officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack at a district court in Mardan on Septembe (Image credit: AFP)

Many dead and wounded in Pakistan court blast

Bomber threw hand grenades before detonating a suicide vest among the morning crowds at the court, police say

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a court in the Pakistani city of Mardan on Friday, police said, the latest assault targeting Pakistan's legal community.

The bomber shot his way through the main gate leading to the district court, before throwing a hand grenade and detonating his suicide vest among the morning crowds, senior police official Ejaz Khan told reporters.

Rescuers were picking their way through scattered human remains and blood-stained office equipment and files to collect survivors, witnesses said.

Amir Hussain, president of the Mardan Bar Association, said...