5 Dead in attack on Pakistan judicial complex

Islamabad, Mar 18 (EFE).- At least five people died and 30 were wounded on Monday in an insurgent attack on a judicial complex in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, authorities said.

The attack was launched shortly after midday, when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives he was carrying, according to a police source consulted by Efe.

The inspector general of police in Peshawar, Masud Afridi, told Geo TV, however, that two suicide bombers participated in the attack and that security forces killed one of them before he could detonate the bomb he had affixed to his body.

Among the wounded are five members of the security forces, according to the source consulted by Efe.

Peshawar is located at the gateway to a conflict-ridden tribal area bordering on Afghanistan that is where a large number of Taliban factions, jihadist groups and members of Al Qaeda operate.