Pakistani Taleban threaten to bomb mobile phone shops
PESHAWAR (AFP) - Pakistani Taleban have threatened to bomb a mobile phone market in the northwestern city of Peshawar for the "shameless" selling of video clips, ring tones and accessories, officials said on Saturday.
Some 60 shopkeepers received letters in the post ordering them to burn the offending stock, including memory cards and speakers for MP3 players, and stick to selling only mobile phones and essential accessories.
DVD and CD shops have in the past been bombed by militants who deemed the businesses "un-Islamic".
In one of the letters, seen by AFP, militants wrote: "Do not compel us to send a bomber... stop this shameless business in one week and burn the shameful stuff. Just sell mobile phones, batteries and chargers.