- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 29, 2013

At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded Sunday after a bomb blast hit Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, just one week after terrorists bombed a church in the area, killing more than 80, The Associated Press reported.

A car carrying 440 pounds of explosives detonated outside a police station in Peshawar, known as the “City on the Frontier,” in the city’s historic Qissa Khawani bazaar, CNN reportedAt least 10 shops and several vehicles were destroyed, said Shafqat Malik, chief of the bomb disposal unit.

The Pakistani Taliban, Tehrik-i-Taliban, condemned the attack and denied any involvement, CNN reported.

The faction claimed last week’s attack on Peshawar’s Anglican church. The Taliban repeatedly have rejected the Pakistan Constitution and have called for the full implementation of Islamic law and for war with India, The Guardian reported.

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