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February 21, 2013

Blast Hits Pakistan City of Peshawar

by VOA News

Pakistani officials say one person has died and several more were wounded when a bomb went off at a market in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

The dead and injured have been taken to a local hospital.

Officials said the blast targeted shops selling mobile phones.

No one has yet claimed responsibility.

Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, where Pakistani security forces have carried out offensives on insurgents.