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Taliban blow up Pakistan music shop: police

world Updated: Apr 07, 2009 12:09 IST

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Suspected Taliban militants planted a remote-controlled bomb that blew up a music shop and neighbouring stalls in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar, police said on Tuesday."A CD and music centre, as well as three other shops were destroyed when a locally made bomb went off in front of a bus stand in the Faqir Abad area of Peshawar," local police official Anwar Khan told AFP.

No loss of life was reported as the shops were closed overnight when the bomb exploded, police said. "It was a huge explosion," Khan said.Another Pakistani security official confirmed the attack.

Islamist militants have bombed scores of entertainment shops across the country's northwest in recent years, charging that music and films are contrary to the teachings of Islam.Peshawar is close to Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal zones, which border Afghanistan and where government forces have been battling pro-Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.