Market Bombings Kill at Least 36 in Pakistan
Posted on Dec 7, 2009
Two bomb blasts ripped through a busy market in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday evening, killing at least 36 people and injuring about 100. The bombs were reportedly set off via remote control, and the explosions came on the heels of a suicide bombing in Peshawar that killed at least 10 earlier in the day. —KA
One official said the blasts happened in quick succession and that dozens were injured when the blast struck the market, crammed with shoppers and traders.
“The fire engulfed a building and shops. There were two blasts with an interval of about 30 seconds,” senior city police official Shafiq Ahmad told French news agency AFP.
The aftermath of the two bombings at Lahore’s Moon Market is shown in this still from BBC’s video coverage of the attack.