Suicide blast kills 21 in Parachinar, Pakistan

Friday 17 February 2012,

(BNA) PESHAWAR: A suicide blast ripped through a market on Friday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 40 not far from a mosque in the country's northwest, an official said.

"A bomb exploded in the main bazaar of Parachinar. We are collecting details. Initial reports say that 21 people have died," local officials told the media.

According to the political administration several shops in the market were also severely damaged in the explosion.

Several of those injured are in critical condition and the site of the explosion has been cordoned off by  Pakistan security forces

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