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Pak hit by worst terror attack in 2 years

Last updated on: October 28, 2009 20:18 IST

Blast in Peshawar market kills 95

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In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Pakistan, at least 95 people were killed and over 200 injured on Wednesday when a powerful car bomb ripped through a packed market in Peshawar.

Image: Locals look at a damaged building after a bomb explosion in Peshawar
Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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The deadly blast took place hours after United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan on a three-day official visit.

Image: Residents, rescue workers and security officials at the blast site in Peshawar
Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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This is the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan in the last two years. The beleaguered country has witnessed a spate of terror attacks, allegedly masterminded by the Taliban, directed against its security forces, police and government officials.

 


Image: Rescuers carry the bodies of victims to ambulances at the blast site in Peshawar
Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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The blast pushed the death toll in Pakistan this year due to terror attacks close to 500.


Image: Residents, rescue workers and security officials gather at the blast site

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