10 killed in Peshawar car bombing

May 22nd, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Peshawar, May 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 75 injured when a powerful car bomb exploded in this North West Frontier Province (NWFP) capital Friday, Geo TV reported, quoting the police.
The incident occurred on Cinema Road in the city’s Khyber Bazaar area.

The cinema building and nearby shops were badly damaged in the blast, which was loud enough to be heard in various parts of the city. Several cars and other vehicles parked on the road were also damaged.

The dead and injured were rushed to the city’s hospitals where emergencies were declared.

The Peshawar police chief said more than 75 people were injuries in the blast.

The authorities confirmed that more than 50 injured, some in very critical condition, were taken to different hospitals.

The Pakistani military is engaged in fierce battles with the Taliban in three districts of the NWFP after the militants violated a controversial peace accord with the provincial government.

It was not immediately clear if the blast was linked to the security forces’ action.

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