Many killed in Pakistan blast

At least 18 people killed in the latest bomb blast in Pakistan's north west region.

    A bomb attack in a  town in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 18 people and injured several others.

    The device ripped through a market in Kohat, police said.

    Wednesday's blast in Tira, the main bazaar in the garrison town, also damaged 30 shops.

    The injured are being shifted to hospital.

    Fazal Naeem, a police spokesman said "the bomb was apparently planted in a vehicle parked at the main bus stand."

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.

    Police said it was a suicide attack but the target is not yet clear. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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