PESHAWAR: More than 87 people were killed in a car bomb blast at Meena Bazaar in Peshawar, the busiest and most popular market of women in Peshawar, Pakistan. The City Police Chief told this scribe that a heavy bomb was fixed to a car and blown up via remote control. It was not a suicide bomb blast, he added.
A police officer on the condition of anonymity told our correspondent that they continuously receive threat from suicide bombers claiming suicide attacks, but emphasized that this was not a suicide bombing.
Eyewitnesses said that more than 87 people were killed, with 200 badly injured. The condition of some of the injured is serious. They said that this bomb was detonated a few hours before the arrival of US Foreign Secretary Hillary Clinton. Thus far, no group has accepted responsibility for the bomb blast. Provincial Information Minister of NWFP Mian Iftikhar confirmed the death of 87 people while talking to media members at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
Story by G.H. Farooqi.
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