Bomb blast in Pakistan leaves 12 dead

At least 12 people have been killed and 52 people injured after two bomb blasts outside a court in northwestern Pakistan.

Authorities said the bombs were detonated outside a district court in the city of Mardan, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

According to initial reports, a suicide bomber, while attempting to enter the local court building, first hurled a hand grenade on the outer gate and then blew himself up.

Two consecutive blasts left several injured.