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.

PTI


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


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