A car bomb struck a crowded marketplace in Charsadda, just north of Peshawar, today killing at least 34 people and wounding over 100 others, many of them women and children.
The attack tore through the produce market, tearing off roofs and shattering windows,. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials assume it was the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Yesterday, a bomber hit a police post inside Peshawar, killing three people. The day before that, a livestock market south of Peshwar was hit, killing 15 people including a high profile local leader.
A key city along the Khyber Pass, Peshawar has been not just beset by violence, but has had to absorb millions of refugees from the on-again off-again wars around the North-West Frontier Province and the easternmost portion of FATA. Though the Pakistani military’s more recent wars have taken it further west in the FATA, it seems that Peshawar remains a primary target.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Israeli Tanks Attack Syrian Army Post Over Errant Mortar Fire - October 19th, 2017
- Syrian Kurds Holding Foreign ISIS Leaders - October 19th, 2017
- ISIS Seizes Villages South of Kirkuk as Iraq Focuses on Kurds - October 19th, 2017
- Pentagon Opens Niger Ambush Probe, Seeking Details on What Happened - October 19th, 2017
- State Dept Contradicts Trump on Cuba 'Attack' Accusation - October 19th, 2017