March 28th, 2010
02:25 PM ET

Blast at music shop wounds 5 in Peshawar, Pakistan

A blast at a music shop in Peshawar, Pakistan wounded five people Sunday, police said.

Explosive material detonated at about 4:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. ET), said police official Akhtar Khan.

The shop is in the Bilal Market area of Hayatabad in Peshawar,

Among the five wounded, one was burnt badly and in critical condition; the others had minor injuries, police said. The shop was badly damaged.

Hayatabad, a posh and modern residential area of Peshawar, has been attacked by militants many times at music shops and barber shops, which are particularly crowded on Sundays.

Also Sunday, Pakistani security forces killed twelve militants in two different encounters in Pakistan's tribal region, officials told CNN.

In one incident, militants fired on a security forces vehicle that was patrolling the village of Feroz Khel in Orakzai Agency, one of the seven districts of Pakistan's troubled tribal region bordering Afghanistan, two intelligence officials said.

One Pakistani security agent was injured in the attack because the militants were far away from the vehicle and used light weapons, officials said.

Four militants were killed in the counterattack by security forces, according to the officials.

In the second incident Sunday, Pakistani security forces used gunship helicopters to attack the hideouts of the militants in the area of Anajni of Orakzai Agency, killing eight militants, the two officials told CNN.

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