Car bombing in Pakistani market kills nine
At least nine people, including two children and a woman, were killed Wednesday and 24 injured when a car bomb exploded in a busy market in north-western Pakistan, a government official said, DPA reported.
The bombing took place in Badabher area, some 16 kilometres east of Peshawar, the capital of militancy plagued Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Shakirullah Bangish, a top police official, said the suspected terrorist wanted to target a nearby police station but his bomb went off prematurely in the market. The explosion destroyed 10 shops and two vehicles.
Siraj Ahmad, the top civil administrator in Peshawar district, told reporters that nine bodies and 24 injured had been moved to various hospitals. "Some of the injured are in critical condition," he said.