Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dozens Killed and Wounded in Pakistan Bombing

It was sad and gruesome day in the northern Pakistan when a bomb planted in a pickup truck killed at least 26 people at a market Saturday and wounded 65.
The target in the town of Landi Kotal appeared to be a tribal leader allied with the government against the Pakistani Taliban Hospital officials said 65 people were wounded, most of them fruit and vegetable vendors.
Several houses and shops were damaged in a fire triggered by the blast, the report said. A local television channel quoted witnesses as saying the bomb exploded in a pickup vehicle parked near a bakery.
Read more: Gulf News

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