Thursday, May 9, 2013

2 killed, 17 injured as bomb hits market in NW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and 17 others injured when a bomb went off at a market place in Pakistan's northwest city of Hangu on Wednesday afternoon, local media reported.
Capital TV said that the bomb was detonated by a remote controlled device when residents were shopping in Jani Chowk market area of Hangu, a city that lies some 200 kilometers southwest of the country's capital Islamabad.

Police said that the bomb carrying an estimated 10 kg of explosive materials was affixed at a vegetable cart parked inside the market.

The injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors are providing medical treatment to them.

The blast left two shops and several vehicles destroyed.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

In separate incident of Wednesday evening, two people were killed when a bomb hit house of a local political party worker in the country's northwest Bajaur tribal area.

2013-05-08 21:52:54

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