Suicide Attack Kills 26 in Mardan, Pakistan


ISLAMABAD—A suicide blast in Mardan, Pakistan, has left at least 26 people dead and more than 20 others wounded.

The blast in the city northwest of Islamabad occurred outside the door of a government office called the National Database and Registration Authority or NADRA, which is responsible for issuing national identity cards.
Deputy Inspector General Mardan Division Saeed Wazir told local media the attacker was on a motorbike and exploded his explosives vest when he rammed at the gate. He added that authorities have identified the remains of the bomber and an investigation is underway.