PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Police in Pakistan's restive northern city of Peshawar say they have arrested four men suspected of involvement in a September 29 market bombing that killed at least 40 people.
Police said on October 29 that the four alleged militants -- including the suspected mastermind of the attack -- were apprehended on the outskirts of Peshawar following a gunbattle late the previous day.
A week before the attack on the Qissa Khwani market in Peshawar, a twin suicide bombing killed more than 80 Christians in a nearby church.
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, lies on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas, labeled by the U.S. government as the main sanctuary for Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants.
The recent attacks took place as the government looks to open peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.