Peshawar Blast 8 People Died

Peshawar Blast 8 People DiedAt least 10 persons including the mayor, were killed and over 30 wounded when a suicide bomber in a crowded livestock market near the Pakistani border town, less than two weeks after a powerful bomb blast killed over 110 people here.

Policeman Liaquat Ali Khan said that the bombing was directed against Mayor Abdul Malik, who was wounded and was taken to hospital where he died.The attack took place outside a cattle market in the region Adezai, located 25 km south-west of Peshawar, the capital of troubled North West Frontier Province that borders Afghanistan.

At least seven cars were destroyed by the explosion in the area Adezai Matnia. The buildings were also damaged by the powerful explosion that panic in the area.Malik, who had survived several previous attempts on his life, led the local militia formed against militants operating in the Khyber tribal region near, DPA reported.

Superintendent of Police (Operations) Karim Khan said the blast appeared to be a suicide attack, Geo News.The terrorists based in the Khyber Agency and Darras Adamkhel is suspected of having carried out attacks that wounded 30 people.

The wounded were rushed to Lady Reading Hospital, where nine of them were in critical condition.This city is facing this year's worst terrorist attack on October 28 where over 110 people died in a massive bomb in a crowded market.

Pakistan has experienced a series of terrorist attacks, the army fought the Taliban in the mountainous areas of South Waziristan. Taliban has committed to return for the U.S. drone attacks, one of which killed their leader Baitullah Mehsud in early August.

The recent wave of militant violence began with a suicide bombing at the offices of the World Food Program United Nations in Islamabad, the 5th October. Five agency staff were killed.

From the fortified Pakistani Army General Headquarters had been targeted October 10, siege, when 10 terrorists in military uniform ready for it. At least 19 people, including nine attackers were killed during the fighting 22-hours. One militant was arrested.

On 15 October, attacked gunmen wearing suicide vests two police academies and institutes of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency in Lahore. A car bomb struck a police station in the northwestern city of Kohat. At least 38 persons including 11 insurgents were killed in one day.

A double suicide bombing on October 20 at International Islamic University here killed seven people.On 22 October, Brigadier General Moinuddin Ahmed, leader of the mission of UN peacekeepers in Sudan, gunned down in Islamabad, along with another soldier.

A day later, 25 people were killed and 27 wounded in a series of bombings across Pakistan. Eighteen people died in a mine explosion in Mohmand Agency, while seven died when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a military airbase in the Attock district. Eight people were injured in the attack in Peshawar.


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