New Pakistan Bomb Kills 41

Fourth terror attack in a week rocks nation
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 12, 2009 5:52 AM CDT
People rush to the site of a suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan, last week. Today, another 29 people were killed in a fresh bombing.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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(Newser) – Yet another massive bomb has struck a market in Pakistan, this time killing 41 people. The blast in the Shangla district is the fourth terrorist attack in just over a week. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, carried out before an expected US-backed offensive in the al-Qaeda and Taliban stronghold of South Waziristan. The Taliban claimed responsibility today for the weekend siege of Pakistan's army headquarters in which 30 hostages were seized.