Six killed in Pak bomb blasts
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 00:42
Islamabad: At least six people were killed and more than 30 others injured on Tuesday after two bomb blasts in Pakistan's restive northwest, the first such attacks this year.

A blast ripped through a commercial complex in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's provincial capital Peshawar that killed two persons and injured nearly 30 otehrs, police said.

The explosion occurred within the building at Arbab Road.

SSP (Operations) Tahir Ayyub told reporters that the blast was caused by a bomb hidden in a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was parked near several internet cafes.

The explosion damaged over 20 shops and blew out windows of nearby buildings.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

In the Khyber tribal region, four persons were killed and four more injured when a remote-controlled bomb went off in a market at Landi Kotal, police said.

An official of the Khasadar militia was among the dead, officials said.

The powerful blast damaged several cars and shops. No group claimed responsibility for both attacks. Authorities sounded an alert in Peshawar and additional policemen were deployed in the city.


First Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 00:42

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