Islamabad: Thirteen people were injured when a bomb went off in a crowded market in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, police said.
     
The explosive device hidden in ghee tin was left outside a grocery shop at Rampura Bazar.
     
Officials said two of the 13 injured were in a serious condition.
     
The blast damaged several shops and vehicles.
     
Bomb disposal squad chief Shafqat Malik said the improvised bomb contained three kilograms of explosives.
     
The attack came a day after a bomb went off outside a cosmetics shop in Faqir Killey market on the outskirts of Peshawar yesterday, injuring 12 people, including five children and a woman.
     
The bomb attacks coincided with an operation against militants launched in Khyber tribal region near Peshawar.
     
Troops have destroyed several militant hideouts since the offensive was launched earlier this week.

(Agencies)