January 3rd, 2012
05:43 AM ET

Police: 3 blasts rock Pakistan; appear to be unrelated

Blasts in three cities across Pakistan occurred within minutes of each other on Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 23, officials said.

Police official Tahir Ayub said the blasts appeared to be unrelated.

No one has claimed responsibility, authorities in the three cities said.

In the first incident, a suspected suicide bomber detonated himself on a deserted road on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Gujrat, police said.

"It seems like he may have set the bomb off by mistake," said police official Mudassar Ali.

Minutes later, a second blast went off in a bustling market area in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. The bomb was placed on a motorcycle in the basement of a commercial building, police said. It killed one and injured 23.

In the third incident, unknown assailant fired a rocket into a busy market area in a Landi Kotal, a town in Pakistan's tribal Khyber Agency, said Khalid Mumtaz Khumbi, an administration official.

Three people died in the explosion, Khumbi said.

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  1. krm1007

    WE SALUTE YOU PAKISTAN !!!!!
    THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
    FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror.

    The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    'CAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY DO SO? ONLY PAKISTAN.'

    January 3, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      Sunni Pakistani terrorists killed thousands of Shia pakistani citizens. Pakistani military is oppressing and killing Balochistani freedom fighters. Pakistan needs to give up on terrorizing and killing its minorities. Thousands have been killed by Pakistani oppressors.

      January 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    "Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in ‘the war for world peace”.

    They have no problem taking out their own citizens, however.

    If the suicide bombers want to off themselves, why do they feel the need to take out innocents?
    Because they're cowards.
    Cowards.
    Period.

    January 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Muragesh

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    February 12, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |