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
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
Over 20 shops in the market were damaged.
Police cordoned off the site and launched a search
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
Many people dealing in CDs have quit the business due
to threats from the militants.