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05 March 2024

Car bomb kills nine in Peshawar


A car bomb killed nine people and wounded another 19 in a bustling market in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, a hospital chief said.

"We have received nine dead bodies. There are three children and one woman among the dead," Abdul Hamid Afridi, the head of Peshawar's main Lady Reading Hospital, told AFP.

"Nineteen people were also injured. Children and women are among the injured as well."

Peshawar city police chief Liaquat Ali Khan confirmed the death toll, but said 21 people had been injured in the attack.