PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A bomb planted in a child’s tricycle exploded outside a shop in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing at least 11 people and damaging several stores and hotels, police said.
The attack occurred in the main bazaar in the town of Risalpur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, said Mohammad Hussain, police chief for surrounding Nowshera district. Shoppers were buying goods for an upcoming Muslim holiday when the bomb went off. At least 23 people were wounded, Hussain said.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban has carried out many bombings across the northwest.