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Blast in Peshawar market kills 95

Last updated on: October 28, 2009 20:18 IST
Locals look at a damaged building after a bomb explosion in Peshawar
In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pakistan, at least 95 people were killed and over 200 injured on Wednesday when a powerful car bomb ripped through a packed market in Peshawar.

Blast in crowded Peshawar market kills 95

Last updated on: October 28, 2009 20:18 IST
Residents, rescue workers and security officials at the blast site in Peshawar
The deadly blast took place hours after United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan on a three-day official visit.

Blast in crowded Peshawar market kills 95

Last updated on: October 28, 2009 20:18 IST
Rescuers carry the bodies of victims to ambulances at the blast site in Peshawar
This is the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan in the last two years. The beleaguered country has witnessed a spate of terror attacks, allegedly masterminded by the Taliban, directed against its security forces, police and government officials.

 

Blast in crowded Peshawar market kills 95

Last updated on: October 28, 2009 20:18 IST
Residents, rescue workers and security officials gather at the blast site

The blast pushed the death toll in Pakistan this year due to terror attacks close to 500.