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10 dead, 20 injured in powerful car bomb blast in Peshawar

Peshawar, May 16 (ANI): At least ten persons including women and children were killed and twenty others were injured in a powerful car bomb blast in Peshawar on Saturday.

The blast occurred on the busy Circular Road in the densely populated Berisco area at Kashkal.

Sources said the bomb was planted in a vehicle parked outside an internet café.

Reports of indiscriminate firing were also received after the blast.

According to The News, a school bus carrying 15 children passing by the place of incident was totally damaged injuring 20 people mostly children.

All the injured have been admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital.

Several vehicles and buildings were also destroyed in the bomb blast which rocked the city.

Eyewitnesses said that the blast was targeted at a net café, which was receiving threats for sometime.

Meanwhile,Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani  strongly condemned the bomb blast saying the government would not be deterred by such heinous acts.

Gilani also  directed the provincial government to make best possible arrangements to look after the injured. (ANI)

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