Holy Warriors Blow Up on Way to Women's Rights Office
The Holy Warrior bombings continue in Peshawar…
Para-medics treat a victim of a bomb blast at a music shop in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007. A powerful bomb ripped through a CD and video shop in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding at least 12 people, police said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Zubair)
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — A pro-Taliban militant was killed and two others wounded in a botched attempt to blow up the office of a women’s rights group in troubled northwest Pakistan, police said.
The militants had been trying to plant a bomb at the Khawando Kor (Sisters’ Home) in Karak town, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of provincial capital Peshawar late Sunday, local police officer Hajit Khan said.
The bomb exploded prematurely and one militant was killed, Khan said, adding that two injured accomplices had been arrested. The office was not damaged.
The trio had taken part in the “holy war” against the Soviets in neighbouring Afghanistan in the 1980s and were now supporting the hardline Taliban waging an insurgency there, he said.