Music shop bombed, one injured

October 28, 2011

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CHARSADDA/BANNU, Oct 28: An improvised explosive device planted by miscreants destroyed a music shop along with three adjoining ones and caused injuries to a tailor in Shabqadar area early Friday.

Police and residents said the explosive planted in Mehbub Ali Market went off at 5:10am with a big bang. It was so powerful that people far away from the scene in Charsadda district heard it.

As a result the CD centre and three other shops were completely destroyed. A tailor identified as Talha suffered wounds when the floor of his shop collapsed. He was busy in sewing clothes for the forthcoming Eidul Azha when the blast occurred.Police have registered a case on the complaint of the tailor and started investigation.

Meanwhile, Bannu police thwarted a sabotage attempt by defusing two improvised explosive devices planted by suspected militants in Saleh Khan Mandeo area on Friday.

The police were informed by locals that two bombs had been planted along a road by unknown miscreants. The regional police officer, DSP rural, SHO Miran, bomb disposal squad and other personnel reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

After hectic efforts, the BDS personnel defused the two bombs planted at a pressure cooker and gas cylinder. The bombs were meant for large scale killing and losses but the timely action of the police foiled the sabotage bid. — Dawn Report