Bomb kills 31 in Pakistan's Peshawar, third attack in a week
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A bomb explosion on Sunday killed at least 31 people in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said - the third deadly strike to hit the city in the last week.
The blast took place in the busy Kissa Khwani market in Peshawar, gateway to the troubled tribal regions which are infested with Taleban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
"The blast killed at least 31 people and wounded 76 others," top local administration official Sahebzada Muhammad Anis told AFP.
He said it seemed that a car was used in the blast but that investigators would be "in a position to confirm the exact nature after bomb disposal officials collect necessary evidence from the site".