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Explosion rocks CD market in Swabi

(PPF/IFEX) - Six shops were completely destroyed and two more were damaged in a bomb explosion that targeted a compact disc (CD) market in the Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province in Pakistan. The explosion took place late at night on November 10, 2011.

Unknown suspects planted explosives outside two CD shops in Javed Market, which houses many video and music CD shops. The explosion occurred at around 3:00 a.m. No casualties have been reported in the blast because no one was present in the market at night.

The blast completely destroyed six CD shops; two others were partially damaged. The police and the bomb disposal squad reached the scene soon after the blasts to gather evidence.

Safdar Hhayat Dawar, president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), told PPF that the owners of the CD shops have repeatedly been threatened by militants to look to alternate sources for their livelihood or face dire consequences.
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