A suicide car bomb ripped through Farooq-e-Azam Chowk in Charsadda on Tuesday, killing at least 25 people, many others injured in the third militant attack in northwest in as many days. The vehicle rigged with explosives blew up in the heart of Charsadda on a road lined with fruit and juice shops, ripping off shop roofs and littering the ground with slippers, human flesh and broken push carts, witnesses said. "It was a terrible scene. There were injured and wounded everywhere," one witness told reporters. "I joined the relief and rescue operation and myself removed about a dozen casualties." Frightened people gazed at the wreckage as the force of the blast tossed signboards and hoardings and damaged cars during the afternoon shopping rush in the town's most popular market, television footage showed. "We have at present 25 dead. Six of them are children and three are women," Doctor Zulfiqar Ahmad told a foreign news agency at the main hospital where anguished relatives were sobbing in Charsadda, just outside the northwestern city of Peshawar.