Bomb blast kills six in northwest Pakistan

February 17th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 17 (Xinhua) At least six people were killed and 13 others injured Tuesday in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, a TV report said.
The bomb was placed in a vehicle outside the house of a local official, the report said.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the bomb blast in Peshawar.

In their messages, Zardari and Gilani said the government would not bow down to the militants.

The incident comes just a day after an Islamist group sealed a deal with the Pakistani government to implement the Shariat laws in parts of the country’s North West Frontier Province.

Zardari said terrorism was a serious threat to Pakistan and would be countered with an iron hand. The prime minister said the government was committed to bringing peace across the country.

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