A Pakistani man removes a gas cylinder from a burning rickshaw after a suicide bombing outside a court building in the main northwest city of Peshawar. ((Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press))

Multiple explosions in two Pakistani cities on Monday have killed 58 and wounded at least 145, the latest in a string of attacks by insurgents that have killed over 400 people since October.


In this image made from television, Pakistani firefighters work to put out a fire after two explosions ripped through a crowded market in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday. ((ARY News/Associated Press))

In the eastern city of Lahore, two explosions ripped through a crowded market, killing at least 48 people and wounding at least 100, local authorities said.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the Lahore bombs were apparently remote-controlled devices.

"There was a blast, then there was another," said resident Mohammad Nauman, who was bleeding from his nostrils.

"Nobody knew what was happening. Everybody was running. There was fire everywhere."

Earlier in the day in the main northwest city of Peshawar, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a court building after failing to gain entrance. Dr. Jamil Ahmad at the city's Lady Reading Hospital said at least 10 people have died, including two policemen, and 45 were wounded.

Militants aligned with the Taliban have carried out dozens of bloody attacks in Pakistan is recent weeks as the country's army presses an offensive against strongholds in the northwest region of South Waziristan near the border of Afghanistan.

With files from The Associated Press