Bomb Kills 10 near Pakistan DVD Shop
[An Nahar] Ten people were killed and another 26 maimed when a bomb went kaboom! near a shop selling DVDs and mobile phones in Pakistain's northwestern tribal belt on Friday, officials said.

The attack happened in Kalaya, the main town of Orakzai district where the military has been battling Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked snuffies for years.

"The blast killed at least 10 people and maimed another 26," said local administration official, Fazal Qadir, updating an earlier corpse count of eight.

The bomb targeted people from the pro-government Feroz Khel tribe, who have shops in the market, he said.

Government official Mehmood Aslam said that the bomb was planted near the DVD and mobile shop surrounded by small kiosks selling tea and other edibles.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

DVD and CD shops in northwestern Pakistain have been bombed in the past by snuffies who deem their business "un-Islamic".

Orakzai is one of seven tribal districts on the Afghan-Pakistain border where Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked snuffies have carved out strongholds to plot attacks on Pak, Afghan and Western targets.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-09