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Five injured, 10 shops damaged by music and video market bomb blast

(PPF/IFEX) - Five people were injured and 10 shops damaged in a bomb blast on 28 January 2010 in a music and video market in the small town of Jand in Attock District of Pakistan's Punjab province.

According to press reports, some construction workers spotted a suspicious box in the CD market at 8:30 a.m. (local time) before the shops opened. The bomb inside the box exploded a short while later. As a result, five were injured and rushed to Headquarters Hospital Jand. One person who was seriously injured was referred to Rawalpindi General Hospital.

Muhammad Naqshbandi, president of the Jand Press Club, told PPF that six months ago music and video shop owners had received threats from unknown individuals warning them against selling vulgar videos. Muhammad Sadiq Qureshi, joint secretary of the Press Club, told PPF that the police have assigned a guard to the market for security.

The police have started investigations in the case.

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