Bomb kills 18 at Pakistan market

2017-01-21 08:35
(Mohammad Sajjad, AP)

(Mohammad Sajjad, AP)

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Peshawar - Authorities say a bomb exploded in a market in a northwestern tribal region in Pakistan that borders Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least eighteen people and wounding 51.

Dr Sabir Hussain at the Parachinar main hospital says 11 critically wounded people brought from the blast at a vegetable market died during treatment. He said there were still several people in serious condition who were being moved to other hospitals for better care.

Government official Shahid Khan said the explosion took place as the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop.

Parachinar is the capital of Kurram tribal region which has been the scene of high militant activities in the past years. Despite massive operations by the Army against the militants, they still have the capacity to strike.

No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday's blast.

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