Five injured in Pak blast
Last Updated: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 00:38
Peshawar: Five persons, including two policemen, were injured when a low intensity bomb went off at a market selling music and movies at Charsadda in northwest Pakistan today, officials said.

The bomb went off in the CD market of Umerzai Bazar in Charsadda, a stronghold of the Awami National Party that rules Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Authorities had received a tip-off about a bomb being planted in the area and the blast occurred when a group of policemen reached the market.

One policeman sustained serious injuries, officials said.

Over 20 shops in the market were damaged. Police cordoned off the site and launched a search operation.

No group claimed responsibility for the blast. The Taliban have declared music "un-Islamic" and frequently target shops selling music and film CDs in the country's northwest.

Many people dealing in CDs have quit the business due to threats from the militants.


First Published: Saturday, January 08, 2011, 00:38

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