Pakistani police say suspected Islamic militants targeted music shops with explosive devices in northwest Pakistan late Thursday, damaging a dozen outlets.
Nobody was killed or hurt by the crude bombs that exploded near markets in Charsadda in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province. Local business owners say they had recently received letters telling them to stop selling music and video CD's because they were offensive to Islam.
Conservative militants in the border regions of Pakistan have become increasingly bold in their effort to enforce a strict version of Islam. They have left threatening notes on barber shops warning owners not to shave men's beards. A suicide attack last week in Charsadda targeted Pakistan's Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao. He escaped with minor injuries but 28 other people were killed.