Bomb blast in market selling music and video CDs -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Bomb blast in market selling music and video CDs

Five people were killed and over two dozen injured in a bomb explosion, on Monday, September 19, 2011 that targeted a music and video compact disks market in Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province of Pakistan.

Officials of the bomb disposal unit (BDU) said around 10 kilograms of explosive was planted in a motorbike parked outside Grace Market that houses many video and music CD shops. The explosion was triggered by a remote-controlled device at around 9:00 pm.

The blast completely destroyed 20 shops and partially destroyed ten. It also damaged a number of vehicles passing through the area. The blast triggered a fire. Grace Market is located in the part of town that has a concentration of over 300 music and video shops, Another building in this area was bombed on October 9, 2007..

Safdar Hayat Dawar, president Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) told PPF that few months ago, militants have warned the shopkeepers selling music and video CDs to shut their businesses, saying there was no room for music in Islam.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban militants have bombed music shops in several cities and towns of the province in past.

Source: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)