Another CD shop blown up in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Militants continued targeting CD centres in the rural Peshawar as another shop was bombed in Matani early Sunday.

The officials of Matani Police Station said the militants had planted explosives near the CD shop owned by one Israruddin that went off in the midnight. The CD shop was destroyed while four nearby shops were damaged in the explosion.

Locals said the militants also threw a piece of paper at the site of the blast, warning all those associated with the business to pack up or get ready to face the music. “All those spreading vulgarity and obscenity are warned to stop business or get ready to face the consequences,” the piece of paper found at the spot said.

CD shops were bombed near the Bacha Khan Chowk last month. Hundreds of CD shops were bombed in different parts of Peshawar and other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata during the last many years, forcing a large number of people associated with the business to close their shops and look for other sources to earn livelihood.

Besides CD shops, a number of shops selling songs, videos and other stuff for cellular phones have been warned in the recent months to stop selling the items or they will be bombed. Many such shops and cabins in the Peshawar Saddar and city areas were closed after the warning and bombing of a cellular phone market in Hashtnagri last month that killed one person and injured over 20 others.

Source: The News

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