Man killed, 17 injured in Peshawar market bombing


A man died and 17 others were injured in a bombing at a mobile phone and CD shops   market in Hashtnagari area of Peshawar on Thursday.

Police said unidentified miscreants had planted a high-intensity explosive device inside the market. As many as 20 people were injured in the bombing. One of them succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

Police said 17 wounded people have been admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, adding that three of them were in a serious condition.

The explosion also destroyed a number of shops in the market. The assistant inspector general (Bomb Disposal Squad) said that two to three kilogrammes of explosives were used. He said that it was a remote-controlled device. No terrorist outfit has claimed responsibility so far, but the officials believed that the Taliban militants were behind the bombing.
Police have arrested five suspects and shifted them to an undisclosed location for interrogation. However, their identity could not be disclosed.