Deadly blast hits Pakistan mall

At least one killed and 12 others injured in bombing at shopping mall in northwest city of Peshawar.

    Deadly blast hits Pakistan mall

    A bomb blast inside a shopping mall in northwest Pakistan has killed at least one person and wounded 12 others, police have said.

    Senior police officer Gohar Khan said the attack on Thursday targeted shops selling mobile phones in the Hashat Nagri neighbourhood in the city of Peshawar.

    He says the dead and the wounded were taken to hospital. Some of the victims are in critical condition.

    No one claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on pro-Taliban fighters who often target shops selling CDs, mobile phones and Internet cafes, accusing them of spreading obscenity.

    Peshawar is the provincial capital of troubled Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, and Pakistani security forces have carried out several offensives against armed groups there.

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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