Saturday, September 1, 2012

Pakistan: 11 killed in car bombing in northwest

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful car bomb ripped through a market in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people, police said.

The explosion in Mattani bazaar near the city of Peshawar injured another 20 people and damaged 30 shops, senior police official Abdul Sattar Khan said.

The latest violence in a volatile area near the Afghan border shows that militants still pose a great threat to a key U.S. ally despite government offensives against the Taliban and their supporters.

Khan said the dead and wounded had been transported to a hospital, and some of the injured were listed in a critical condition. Read More