Pakistan bombing kills seven in Peshawar

Photo: Reuters/Express News


At least seven people have been killed in a bomb blast close to a police checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, police and local officials say, the BBC reports.

About 20 people were also wounded in the blast, which took place in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) on the outskirts of Peshawar.

There has been fierce fighting in the region between security forces and the Pakistani Taliban.

No-one has yet said they carried out the attack.

TV footage of the latest attack showed vehicles parked near the blast site on fire after the explosion.

The bomb went off near Peshawar’s Karkhano Market, The Express Tribune reported.

It quoted eyewitnesses as saying the bomb was planted on a motorbike – but there are conflicting reports as to whether it was a suicide blast or a remotely controlled explosion.

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