GHALANAI, Oct 16: At least five shops — two videos and CDs centres, two tailoring shops and one hair cutting salon — were destroyed and about a dozen others damaged in an explosion that occurred in the wee hours of Monday in the Mian Mandi Bazaar.
Local people said the bomb explosion in Khwajawas Market spread panic in the area.
On Tuesday, hairdressers displayed large banners outside their shops in the area stating that they had stopped shaving beards. The banners stated that the hairdressers would only cut hair in accordance with the religious code.
The local militants have been patrolling different areas.
A group of militants also patrolled some roads in the settled areas adjacent to the Mohmand Agency, including Pir Qala.
KARAK: A music shop was blown up and several others damaged in a bomb blast in the main bazaar in Ahmadabad town on Monday night.
Witnesses said the explosive device went off outside the Ajay Music and CD Centre around midnight, blowing it up and damaging other adjacent shops. However, no loss of life was reported.
Police said the music shop owners in Ahmadabad and other areas had received threatening letters, asking them to wind up the business.
Official sources said the letters had also warned NGO workers in the district to stop their activities, or face bomb blasts and attacks.
The sources said police had also forced the music shop owners in the district to close the shops.
The owner of a music centre in Mithakhel village, Usman Khattak, said he had not received any letter but he was winding up his business on the directives of police.