One killed, 18 injured in Excise Office blast; 10 KG explosives used

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MARDAN, April 19 (APP): A suicide bomber ripped through a gathering of people in Excise and Taxation Office here on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring 18 others, police said.

Faisal Shahzad, District Police Officer Mardan told reporters at the site of the blast that the bomber first fired shots at the main gate of Excise Office at Ganj bazaar before detonating explosive vest wrapped around his body at about 12 pm today.

The Mardan Police Chief said eight to 10 kilograms explosives were used in the attack.