Cellphone market gets bomb threat

AFP-JIJI

Pakistani Taliban have threatened to bomb a mobile phone market in the northwestern city of Peshawar for the “shameless” selling of video clips, ring tones and accessories, officials said Saturday.

Some 60 shopkeepers received letters in the mail ordering them to burn the offending stock, including memory cards and speakers for MP3 players, and stick to selling only mobile phones and essential accessories.

DVD and CD shops have in the past been bombed by militants who deemed the businesses “un-Islamic.”