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