Deadly Blast in Peshawar, Pakistan

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A deadly blast in northwest Pakistan has sparked anger among residents. The flood-ravaged country has been facing a series of militant attacks this week.

A bomb planted under a cart went off in a market on the outskirts of Peshawar on Monday, killing three people and wounding six. Three children were among the injured.

[Nazar Mohammad, Eyewitness]: (male, Urdu)
"When I left my house, I saw three people with a local official. Suddenly there was an explosion. I was there at the time. My foot was injured and it is very painful. After (the explosion) shooting began."

Some residents are furious.

[Saeed Mohammad, Resident]: (male, Urdu)
"The floods were a calamity from Allah, but these bomb blasts are calamities brought by humans. There is a law to deal with them, is there not? This is happening despite so much security. Why?"

Authorities are investigating the incident.

It was the third terrorist attack in a day in the flood-ravaged country.

Since the floods struck, the Taliban had not staged any major attacks, but on Monday a suicide bomber killed a pro-government cleric and 21 others in a mosque in South Waziristan.

Hours before the mosque attack, a bomb blast at a meeting of tribal elders killed seven people in the Kurram tribal region near Afghanistan.

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