Death toll climbs to 39 in bomb attack in Pakistan's Peshawar
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A car bomb killed at least 39 people on Sunday in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said, the third deadly strike to hit the city in a week.
The bomb caused carnage in the busy Kissa Khwani market in the city, the gateway to tribal regions which are a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
"The blast killed at least 39 people," top local administration official Sahebzada Muhammad Anis told AFP.
A senior official at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital, Dr Arshad Javaid, confirmed the new death toll and said 91 people were still in hospital after several of the injured were treated and sent home.