Two foreigners among wounded in Pakistan blast

Reuters News
Posted: May 20, 2011 11:09 AM
Two foreigners among wounded in Pakistan blast

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - An explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar wounded two foreigners and five other people on Friday, media reported.

Television stations said the explosion took place on a main road in the northwestern city.

Pakistan has witnessed a jump in violence since al Qaeda and its Pakistan Taliban allies threatened to avenge the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden in the country, including a twin suicide bombing last week that killed more than 80 people, most of them paramilitary recruits.

The Pakistani Taliban have kept up pressure on the government with suicide attacks despite several army offensives on their strongholds in the northwest.

(Reporting by Faris Ali; writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Chris Allbritton)