Car bomb kills seventeen in Pakistan

Friday, December 5, 2008

Peshawar, shown on a map of Pakistan
Image: CIA World Factbook.
Asif Ali Zardari: The bombers will be brought to justice
Image: Eric Draper.

A bombing has occurred the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 17 and injuring at least 47 others.

Asif Ali Zardari, the acting President of Pakistan, strongly condemned the attacks. He has also stated that the perpetrators of the attacks will be found and brought to justice, and expressed his condolences to the families of the dead.

He also stated, in response to the attacks, that his country was committed to fighting terrorism.

Mohammed Bilal was one of the people injured in the attack. He commented on his experiences of the blast. "Something struck me in face, and I fell down. There was fire and smoke and the cries of the injured people," he stated.

Local police chief Naveed Khan also commented on the incident. He stated that "it is not possible to prevent this kind of terrorism unless you have extremely credible information." Khan also suggested that chemicals intended to increase the spread of fire were contained in the bomb.

The attack destroyed a hotel, a mosque, and set fire to several shops.


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