8 Nov 2009

Suicide bomb attack kills at least 10 in Pakistan

9:55 pm on 8 November 2009

Police in Pakistan say at least 10 people have been killed and at least 20 injured in a suicide bomb attack near the north-western city of Peshawar.

The blast ripped through a busy cattle market on the outskirts of the city reports the BBC.

Officers say the bomber appeared to have been targeting a local mayor, who was killed in the attack.

Islamist militants have unleashed a campaign of attacks in Pakistan in recent weeks in retaliation for an army offensive in South Waziristan.