Monday, June 13, 2011

Two bombs kill at least 70 dead and over 100 injured in Peshawar

Two explosions in a commercial area of the city of Peshawar (northwestern Pakistan) has left at least 70 dead and 104 wounded, as have police and witnesses said. The supermarket is surrounded by dormitories and a hotel. Police said the first explosion caused several casualties. "Then when people came to help, there was another explosion stronger.

That was the one that caused the most damage," the source said. The bomb was attached to a motorcycle parked near a restaurant. Were about ten kilos of explosive material was detonated by remote control, said a police spokesman. The market is in a military zone in the city of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, an area not far from the U.S.

consulate. According to some Pakistani media, the victims include journalists and actors, who came to the place after the first explosion, of low intensity. More than 4,400 people have died in Pakistan because of attacks blamed on the Taliban and other Islamist networks established in the tribal region near.

The violence came just hours after the visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has requested assistance from the Pakistani authorities in the fight against terrorism.

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