Bomb Kills 20 At Pakistan Market

At least 20 people have been killed, and a further 40 wounded, following a bomb blast at a market in Pakistan.

At least 20 people have been killed and 40 wounded after a bomb exploded at a vegetable market in northwest Pakistan.

The blast happened in the city of Parachinar, a mainly Shia Muslim area on the Afghan border.

The market was full of shoppers when the device exploded. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise.

A faction of the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) said it was behind the blast, adding its goal was “to avenge the killing of our associates”.

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