Bomb kills eight near Orakzai DVD shop: Officials

Published: February 8, 2013
A file photo of a CD shop damaged in a blast in Lahore. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A file photo of a CD shop damaged in a blast in Lahore. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: Eight people were killed and more than 20 wounded when a bomb exploded near a shop selling DVDs and mobile phones in Kalaya – the main town of Orakzai district – on Friday, officials said.

“The blast killed at least eight people and wounded more than 20 others,” top administration official, Mehmood Aslam, told AFP.

“According to our initial information, the bomb was planted near the video CD and mobile shop surrounded by small kiosks selling tea and other edibles,” he said.

Emergency staff at the local hospital confirmed that eight bodies and more than 20 people with injuries were admitted after the blast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, nor was it clear whether the shop was deliberately targeted or whether the bombers were targeting people sitting at the nearby kiosks having a cup of tea after Friday prayers.

DVD and CD shops have been bombed in the past by militants who deem their business “un-Islamic”.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Stranger
    Feb 8, 2013 - 4:03PM

    Mother Earth is furious. Population is increasing and She is not able to handle Hence people are dying in groups. no time to die one by one. No place for so many on this planet.


  • Dilip
    Feb 8, 2013 - 5:23PM

    To the militants the dvd shops are un-islamic. Why kill innocent bystanders? For me and the world, the killing of innocent bystanders is un-islamic. Will the government sit and negotiate a peace deal with such people???


  • umar
    Feb 8, 2013 - 5:36PM

    These people are not just a threat for Pakistan but for the whole mankind. How can politicians talk to people who shed no tear in killing innocent people and destroying thousand of lives. We have to fight against this ideology until it is completely flushed down the drain. Its like you don’t negotiate with cockroaches roaming around in your house. We have have to kill them through a military operation. People who advocate peace talks basically don’t believe in the concept of justice.


  • imran
    Feb 8, 2013 - 5:41PM

    cia and raw is behind this is not possible for a muslim to kill another muslim


  • Objective & Actions
    Feb 8, 2013 - 5:53PM

    If Taliban wants to stop valguarity, may be their objective is good, but their way to accomplish the objective is unacceptable for any human beign. Killing of any person will not finish the valguarity..but will create the fear & hatered and will also separate them from ISLAM and its Ideology.


  • numbersnumbers
    Feb 8, 2013 - 6:54PM

    So no Muslims killed each other during the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s!!
    So no Muslims killed each other during the various Arab Spring revolutions!!
    So no Muslims are killing each other in Syria over the last two years of the crisis there!!


  • maestro
    Feb 8, 2013 - 6:58PM

    Really? Are you an ostrich that has to bury its head in sand whenever faced with a difficult predicament? These are not raw, these are not cia these are not mossad. These are our own homebred monsters funded by arab wahabi madrassahs and supported by afghan taliban, and they include uzbeks, chechens and arabs. Stop living in a world of self denial otherwise Pakistan has no future. “Before you begin to solve a problem, one must understand that there is a problem.”


  • Enlightened
    Feb 8, 2013 - 7:04PM

    TTP does not want any violence in Pakistan but people must abide by their conditions namely no music, movies, schools————————–.


  • Feb 8, 2013 - 7:15PM

    When is OIC coming to investigate the human right violations occuring on daily basis esp against Shias in Pakistan?


  • Pir Bulleh Shah
    Feb 8, 2013 - 7:31PM

    There are much better ways of making a living than indulging in such harmful activity. Look at the covers of those DVDs scattered around. No way for any Muslim to be doing this.


  • Feb 8, 2013 - 7:38PM

    what’s going on in my country :(


  • Raj - USA
    Feb 8, 2013 - 8:53PM

    May be they were protesting at the non-availability of IK’s videos. I do not mean “Kaptan” but the other videos that Ch. Nisar is threatening to release and invoke article 62 & 63 to disqualify IK.


  • Logic Europe
    Feb 8, 2013 - 9:16PM

    The people should only vote a party that pledges to fight terrorists and that is the only solution


  • Feb 8, 2013 - 10:34PM

    We condemn the senseless killings of innocent Pakistanis in Orakzai District who were simply enjoying their afternoon. We send our condolences to the families of people killed in this ruthless bombing. We pray for the early recovery of those who have been injured. We have utmost confidence on people’s ability to overcome this menace of terrorism that has plagued them. Conspiracy theorists should refrain from their misleading rhetoric. They cannot keep the people of Pakistan in dark in regards to obvious culprits.

    Abdul Quddus
    DET-United States Central Command


  • gp65
    Feb 9, 2013 - 1:36AM

    @numbersnumbers: You forgot Operation Searchlight.


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