By Jibran Ahmed and Gul Yousafzai PESHAWSAR/QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Attacks in the volatile Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Quetta killed a total of 19 people on Friday, dashing hopes of a lasting peace deal with insurgents fighting to topple the government. In Peshawar, a sprawling city on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a police vehicle killing at least nine bystanders, including a woman and a child, police said. In Quetta, in the unruly province of Baluchistan, at least 10 people were killed when a motorcycle laden with explosives blew up near a college in the city centre, police said. The attacks took place as the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tries to engage Pakistani Taliban militants in talks to hammer out a permanent ceasefire agreement and end years of violence.
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Two bombings in separate parts of Pakistan killed 17 people and wounded dozens on Friday as judges ordered the country's former president, Pervez Musharraf, to appear in court to face charges of high treason or face arrest.