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Investigating an explosion in northwest Pakistan

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Policemen investigate the site of a bomb blast at the main entrance of the district courts in the town of Nowshera, about 22 miles east of Peshawar, Pakistan on May 10. A bomb attack targeting a court in northwest Pakistan killed two police constables including a female officer and wounded six other people, police said.

AP reports: An explosion outside a district court in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday killed a female police constable and at least one other person, an official said.

The constable and a civilian were killed and several others were wounded in the morning blast, southeast of Peshawar, said Liaqat Ali Khan, a regional police chief.

Preliminary reports indicate that a homemade bomb was planted at a police checkpoint situated at an entrance to the court where women are scanned and searched.

Khan said he suspected that terrorists targeted the court.

"It's definitely a terrorist attack and they chose the court because many of their accomplices are brought here to be convicted," Khan said.