A man looks into a car, which was damaged during a bomb attack at Fauji Market in Peshawar. Photo by Reuters
A blast in a market in northwest Pakistan has killed at least
A security official said at least 20 people had been wounded
in the blast in the market in the Khyber region, near the
border with Afghanistan, and the death toll could rise.
Pakistani television news channels broadcast pictures of
wrecked cars and pick-up trucks damaged in the blast, which
took place near rows of shops.
The attack occurred near the office of a senior government
official but it was unclear if he was the target of the
attack, the news channels reported.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility but militants
fighting the Pakistani state have launched numerous attacks
in ethnic Pashtun areas along the Afghan border.
They have frequently targeted government and security
officials and forces.
The security official said it was not clear if the blast had
been caused by a suicide attacker or a planted bomb.
On Saturday (local time), a team of suicide bombers and
gunmen attacked the airport in the region's main city of