10 killed in blast

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed at least 10 people on Tuesday in a rush-hour attack on a market on the outskirts of the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Another 36 were injured when the bomb exploded alongside a road jammed with traffic in the Wazir Dhand district just outside city limits.

The highway links the Khyber tribal district and the northwestern city. “The number of deaths from the attack has increased to 10,” Shahab Ali Shah, a Khyber tribal district administration official, told AFP.

The dead included a 36-year-old journalist who had been visiting a tribal police official  the bomber’s apparent target in the market, he said.

The journalist used to work for two local Urdu newspapers. His colleagues comforted each other in the market after the attack.