Doctor says 16 killed in bombing

? A doctor says 16 people have been killed in an explosion outside a courthouse in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar.

The blast today was the latest in a wave to hit the city in recent weeks in apparent retaliation for an army offensive against the Taliban in the nearby Afghan border region.

The doctors, Saib Gul, says 16 bodies and 26 wounded people have been taken to the city’s Lady Reading Hospital.