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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Six killed in vehicle blast near Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A bomb ripped through a passenger vehicle parked at a bus terminal near Peshawar on Sunday, killing six people and wounding 11 others, police said.

The bomb was planted at the terminal near a market in Matani, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Peshawar, which lies near Pakistan's tribal region on the Afghan border, senior police officer Kalam Khan said.

"We have reports that six people were killed and 11 wounded," khan told AFP. He said rescue teams had been sent to the area.

Peshawar police chief Mohammad Ijaz said a remote controlled device was used in the bombing.

"It appears to be a remote controlled bomb placed in a passenger vehicle waiting to leave for a rural area," he said, adding that three other vehicles were also damaged.

He quoted witnesses as saying a man boarded the vehicle and left after leaving a package inside, telling people that he would be back soon.

Shortly afterwards a huge blast ripped through the vehicle. The casualties were mostly among the passengers, he added.

The dead included three women and one child, he said, adding that the wounded also included two women.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Pakistan's Taliban have carried out several bloody attacks to avenge the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos north of Islamabad on May 2.

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