Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bomb Kills 22,Wounds 50 in Pakistan Market; Taliban Did It to Avenge Killings of Its Jailees

A powerful bomb ripped through a market area in northwestern Pakistan today (January 21, 2017), killing at least 22 people and wounding more than 50 others, according to the Big News Network website.

The early morning blast occurred in Parachinar, the administrative center of the Kurram tribal district on the Afghan border.

Officials said an initial probe suggested a remotely controlled explosive device hidden in a sack was detonated at a time the market was crowded with shoppers.

A spokesman for the anti-state Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for what he said was a suicide attack to avenge killings of its jailed members in allegedly fake police encounters.

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