ISLAMABAD, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Three suicide bombers who tried to attack a local court in Pakistan's northwest Charsadda district were killed by police on Tuesday morning, local media and officials said.
District police officer Sohail Khalid confirmed that the suicide bombers tried to storm the court by opening fire at police who, however, took the situation under control soon and killed all the three attackers at the main gate.
Contradicting the police officer's statement, the deputy mayor of the district said that two terrorists were gunned down while the third one was at large.
Local Urdu TV channel ARY said that 13 people including several policemen were injured in the attack. All the injured have been shifted to hospitals. Some of injured were in critical condition.
Tahir Zafar, deputy commissioner of Charsadda, confirmed that the incident took place at a local court in Tangi area of the district located in the country's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
Police have cordoned off the area for investigations. No group has claimed the attack yet.