Panic on the streets of Peshawar as twin bomb blasts kill at least 33 people.

There are now immediate claims of responsibility but Islamist violence has been on the rise in Pakistan undermining government efforts to tame the insurgency by launching peace talks with the Taliban.

One man lost most of his family.

(SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) RETIRED SOLDIER WHO LOST THIRTEEN FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE BLAST, VILAYAT KHAN, SAYING:

"Thirteen people have died and two are still missing. How can we survive in this city?"

. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) UNIDENTIFIED MAN, SAYING:

"He is a retired army soldier, and look at his situation. Thirteen of his family members have been killed. The poor are dying and will continue to die."

Later hundreds gathered for funeral services as the death toll for that family hit 15, when two people died in the hospital.

The family had come from a nearby town, driving into a market for a last minute shopping trip for a family wedding.

Police say they arrived just as the bomb went off.