A judge of an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan's central city of Multan was injured and two escorts died Friday when an apparent suicide bomber targeted the official's car, news reports said.
Judge Bashir Ahmed was among five people injured when a man on a bicycle reportedly detonated explosives near his vehicle as police were escorting the judge to work, the Geo news channel reported. A driver and a bodyguard later died in hospital.
Over 45 people have been killed in a spate of suicide bombings across Pakistan so far this year. Some attacks have been linked to revenge threats from militants in Pakistan's tribal region after a government operation killed at least 10 people.