Pakistani Market Blast Kills 15

    Image #: 20528387    A police officer and a citizen walk towards a burning car after a bomb attack, at Fauji Market in Peshawar December 17, 2012. At least 12 people were killed on Monday when the blast struck the market area in Pakistan's volatile tribal belt, a security official said. The official said at least 20 people had been wounded in the blast in Fauji Market in the Khyber tribal agency and that the death toll could rise because many were in a critical condition. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.  REUTERS/Ameerzada Afridi(PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)       REUTERS /STRINGER/PAKISTAN /LANDOV

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    At least 15 people died after a blast that rocked a market in Pakistan near the country’s border with Afghanistan. Twenty more were wounded, according to a a local security official. Cars and pickup trucks were damaged in the blast, according to Pakistani television broadcasts, and the attack appears to have occurred near a government official, though it is not known whether he was a target. Officials said it was not yet clear whether the attack involved a planted explosive or a suicide bomber.

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