At least 26 people, including women and children, were killed and more than 95 others injured in two separate Bomb attacks in Pakistan. The attack is believed to be targeted at Shia Muslims in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province and adjoining tribal belt.
The blasts which took place on Friday when a powerful bomb planted in a van went off near a Shia prayer hall in the capital of Peshawar. The blast ripped through a crowded market in the congested Kucha Risaldar area in the historic old quarters of Peshawar.
The market was crowded with people shopping ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha festival. Many shops were gutted in the fire followed.