Bomb blast near petrol station kills 6 in Pakistan

A bomb planted in a vehicle went off near a petrol station in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people and wounding several, police said.

Bomb blast near petrol station kills 6 in Pakistan


World Bulletin / News Desk

A bomb planted in a vehicle went off near a petrol station in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing six people and wounding several, police said.

"The blast killed six people on the spot and we have shifted the wounded to hospital," Jahanzeb Khan, a senior police officer in the town of Charssada, where the blast took place, told Reuters.

Another police officer, Riaz Khan, said the bomb was being carried in a car and it went off when its driver had stopped to get petrol.

Pakistani and U.S. officials say they are quite certain that Baitullah was killed in the missile strike delivered by a drone on his father-in-law's house in the South Waziristan tribal region last Wednesday. But Taliban says Baitullah is alive.

Pakistani army launched a massive offensive in Swat Valley, breaking the deal between Taliban and government over a Sharia administration.

Taliban gained the right to form provincial administration, implementing Shar'ia laws in Swat districts under the deal. But Taliban fighters entered neighbouring districts, including one just 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Islamabad.

Taliban says the offensive was launched by government to please U.S. who has pressured to break it.

Taliban says Pakistani government had no respect for any pact and They kept violating every agreement and if this goes on.

U.N. warned Pakistan that U.S.-backed attacks in Waziristan would force half a million civilians to flee their homes. But ongoing Swat operaitons caused already three million displacement.

 

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