At least 26 dead in Pakistan suicide bombing

A faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion

At least 26 dead in Pakistan suicide bombing

Pakistani volunteers rush an injured man to a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

At least 26 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the northern city of Mardan in Pakistan.

The attack took place outside a government office where people were queuing to get ID cards and passports.

Around 30 people were wounded in the explosion.

Police believe the bomber drove his motorcycle into the building.

According to CNN, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban fighting against the country's government has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement that "we attacked the National Database Registration Authority office because it plays an essential role in this war."