Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pakistan: Deadly blast strikes northwest garrison town

Pakistani injured blast victims and dead bodies are seen at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Quetta on September 3, 2010.

Kohat, 8 Dec. (AKI) - A bomb exploded in a market in the northwestern Pakistani garrison town of Kohat on Wednesday, killing and injuring at least 20 people, police said. Initial reports indicated it was a suicide blast, according to the district chief of police.

The attack took place in Kohat's bustling Tirah Bazaar, Pakistan's Dawn News reported. Kohat is located south-west of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

man injured in an attack on a bus lies in a local hospital in Kohat, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Peshawar, Pakistan Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010

The device was planted in a small passenger bus parked at a bus stand, Dawn News quoted police official Mohammad Jehangir as saying, citing initial reports.

The attack came only days after at least 55 people were killed and nearly 100 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in the nearby Darra Adam Khel area on Sunday.

Pakistani security officials examine the vehicle targeted by a suicide attacker in Kohat, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Peshawar, Pakistan Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

Pakistanis help a wounded man at a hospital in Peshawar on December 6, 2010, following a suicide blast. A double suicide bombing killed 40..

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