Saturday, 21 January 2017

Bomb blast kill 20, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing 20 people and
wounding at least 50, officials said.
Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main hospital in Parachinar, the capital of Pakistan's Kurram tribal region, said two wounded victims died during treatment, raising the death toll to 20 Saturday. Initially, seven people were brought dead from the vegetable market blast site and more than 60 wounded. Eleven of the critically wounded died earlier while being treated. Hussain said several of the wounded were in serious condition and being transferred to other hospitals for better care.

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