10 killed, 18 injured as car bomb rips through Peshawar market

Ambulances were rushed to the area immediately as additional number of police personnel made way to the spot.


Web Desk August 31, 2012

PESHAWAR: A car bomb exploded near the Malik Market outside the Sheri mosque in Matani, Peshawar and destroyed at least 10 shops in the locality, partially damaging the mosque, an eye witnesses said. Express News reported that 10 people were killed and at least 18 were injured including few children due to the blast.

The blast site is located around 100 yards away from the Matani police station.

The injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital, Express News reported.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, the eyewitness said that a huge explosion was heard near the market after which he saw bodies scattered in the area.

Ambulances were rushed to the area immediately as additional number of police personnel made way to the spot.

A senior police official confirmed the explosion in Matani, a village on the outskirts of Peshawar city, close to the Khyber Agency and FR Darra Adamkhel.

Home minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Mian Iftikhar Hussain told AFP that three men brought a vehicle to a workshop and when a mechanic was working on it the blast occurred.

"We are investigating whether the car was brought to (the) workshop for mechanical repairs or to plant a bomb, or whether the bomb had already been planted and it went off during repair," Hussain said.

COMMENTS (20)

Aarvey,india | 9 years ago | Reply

Blame the usual suspects, USA for the War on terror. Get out of this war Iran khan says and the Taliban will go back to growing flowers and teaching nursery rhymes to children. Are we talking about growing poppy and teaching jehadi nursery rhymes mr. Khan?

S | 9 years ago | Reply

May ALLAH grant us saber and victims Jannah and make grave easy for them. Ameen

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