Monday, April 19, 2010

Bomb in Pakistani city of Peshawar; 23 dead

Some more Piece love and understanding , from the most pieceful religion in the world ...
Nothing like a little Muslim Killing Muslim action on a Monday !

(Reuters) - A suicide bomber attacked Pakistani police guarding a protest rally against power cuts in the city of Peshawar on Monday killing 23 people, police and government officials said.

Islamist militants fighting the government of nuclear-armed Pakistan have launched a string of bomb attacks in Peshawar, which is the gateway to Afghanistan, killing hundreds of people over the past year.

The latest blast went off in an area of the old city known as the Storytellers' Bazaar as a protest against power cuts organized by a religious party was breaking up, officials said.

"A man blew himself up when policemen were sitting in their vehicles after the rally," said provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain.

Several officials of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) party, which organized the protest, were among the dead, said members of the party which has a record of sympathizing with Islamists.

Police officer Imran Kishwar said 23 people had been killed and 29 wounded.

Ambulances with red lights flashing raced through the streets as dusk settled on the city.

"We were returning to our police station when the blast went off," a slightly wounded policeman, Riaz Khan, told Reuters. "I saw bodies and limbs scattered all about when I turned around."

It was the second blast in the city on Monday.

Earlier, a six-year-old school boy was killed and five boys and two other people were wounded when explosives went off outside their school in the city, doctors said.

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