ISLAMABAD, 7th March 2016 (WAM) — Fifteen people including two policemen were killed and 27 others injured in a blast inside the premises of Shabqadar court in Charsadda district of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday.

Initial investigations suggest that it was a suicide attack that targeted lawyers arriving at the court in the morning.

When policemen tried to stop the bomber, he blew himself.

According to the district police officer Sohail Khalid, the injured were carried to local hospital. Four of them are in critical condition.

Security officials and rescue teams have reached the scene and a search operation is underway.

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