Saturday 21 April 2018

Car bomb kills 40 in Pakistan after third attack within a week

Associated Press

A car bomb has ripped through a crowded street in Peshawar's oldest bazaar, killing 40 people in the third blast to hit the Pakistani city in a week, officials said, writes Riaz Khan.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion yesterday appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, said police officer Zahid Khan. It went off near a mosque and a police station.

At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, said Jamil Shah, a spokesman for Lady Reading Hospital.

Such attacks in Peshawar have claimed more than 140 lives in the last week.

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