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1 killed, 3 injured in car blast in NW Pakistan

Written By vibykhmer on Saturday, August 22, 2009 | 8:03 PM

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- A powerful explosion occurred in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing one man and injuring three others, local TV channel reported.

According to the private TV Geo News, the blast was a car bomb blast in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, the capital city of North West Frontier Province.

According to eyewitnesses, there was only one person in the vehicle, who was killed in the blast.

Ruling out the likelihood of sabotage, police said the blast occurred owing to explosion of cylinder of the car.

The sources said all the injured are passers-by, who have been shifted to hospital.

The blast created havoc around the area spurring the shopkeepers to close down the markets.

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