Blast in Pakistan vegetable market kills 21

Islamabad, January 21, AZERTAC

At least 21 people were killed and 40 others injured on Saturday in a blast at a vegetable market in northwest Pakistan's restive Kurram Agency, officials said, according to The Hindu.

Explosion took place in Kurram — one of the most sensitive tribal areas bordering on three Afghan provinces.

The blast took place at the crowded Sabzi Mandi inside Eidgah Bazaar in Parachinar, the administrative headquarters of the agency near the Afghan border.

Initial report suggests that explosives kept in vegetable crates exploded during auction of the vegetables, killing 15 people and wounding 30 others, officials said. The injured were shifted to parachinar headquarters hospital.

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