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PESHAWAR: Two successive blasts in a CD market near Wakho Pul on Kohat Road rocked the city early on Sunday morning, damaging at least three shops but caused no casualty.

According to residents of the area, three armed men came to Gulshan Market opposite Gulshan Rahman Colony on Kohat Road, located only five kilometres from the main city, at around 3 a.m. and after fastening two of the watchmen, planted explosives at the CD shops. The bombs went off with loud bang, damaging at least three shops, two of which were running CD business. No casualty was reported in the blasts.

CD shops in the nearby area had been attacked twice in the recent past. Two persons had sustained injuries in these incidents. People involved with the business of CDs and video have been receiving threatening pamphlets during the past many months due to which several locals have switched over to other businesses.

Meanwhile, drivers of passenger coaches and buses have started to remove tape recorders, VCRs and TV sets from their vehicles following a threatening letter by an unidentified group to their association.

Peshawar-Rawalpindi Drivers Association President Rabnawaz had received a threatening letter through which he was warned to remove such accessories from all the vehicles otherwise five suicide bombers had been tasked to attack them.
Source: The News
Date:1/28/2008