PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 16, Reuter: A bomb killed four people and injured 11 in Pakistan’s North West frontier province on Saturday, police said. They said the bomb exploded at a bus station at Charsadda town, about 30 km northeast of the provincial capital Peshawar. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Pakistan has in the past blamed a series of bomb blasts on the Soviet backed authorities in neighboring Afghanistan. More than 250 people have died in such explosions since the beginning of 1987.

The province is the home for most of an estimated three million Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the main guerrilla parties fighting the Kabul government.

The blast occurred as a big guerrilla rally in Peshawar formally rejected a U.N. mediated Afghan settlement, under which an estimated 115,000 Soviet troops in Afghanistan will withdraw.


Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988