An enemy of the Pakistani Taliban seemed to be the target of a bombing Saturday that security officials said killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens more in the town of Landi Kotal. “The blast was so powerful that it was heard far and wide and caused damage to nearby buildings,” said Sher Mohammad Shinwari from the town, which sits close to the country’s border with Afghanistan. The bomb appeared to have been carried on a pickup truck that went off in a local market, and many produce vendors were among the dead and wounded. The area has seen many attacks from the group that identifies itself as the Taliban’s Pakistani wing, most of them aimed against government officials.
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