12 killed, 20 hurt in Peshawar market blast
Several shops destroyed in Matni area
Tariq SaeedPeshawar—A deadly explosion in a busy market in the outskirts of provincial metropolis Friday evening left 12 people dead and around twenty others seriously injured. The bomb blast which was carried out in Matani area on main Kohat Road, also destroyed several shops. The condition of same wounded persons was described as precarious and doctors at the Peshawar’s main hospital apprehended the death toll might go higher.
Taliban release video showing severed heads of Pak soldiers
Khar—The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video on Friday showing what appeared to be the severed heads of a dozen Pakistani soldiers. Pakistani security officials had already confirmed that 15 of their soldiers went missing three days ago after a clash with the militants. TTP Spokesman Sirajud Din sent AFP a video showing a militant commander posing with 12 heads arranged on the ground.
Visit to Pak only at suitable time: Singh
On Board Special Aircraft—Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said he was keen to visit Pakistan but for this a “proper atmosphere” has to be created and a “crucial test” for Islamabad is to bring to book the perpetrators of the heinous Mumbai attack. “I am very keen to visit Pakistan and I am grateful for the invitation. But I also told to President Asif Ali Zardari “ we have to create a proper atmosphere,” he said while responding to questions of media persons accompanying him on his way back home from Tehran.
PPP sending wrong-coded signals to all rivals for survival
Islamabad—After successfully taking breather till September 18 in Supreme Court on August 27, the PPP-led government has started playing their other cards to get floated till the announcement of scheduled elections early next year. PPP is sending wrong-coded signals to all its rivals in the country, sources privy to such developments told this scribe.