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Deadly blast rocks Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar

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A bomb explosion on Sunday has killed 31 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar in Pakistan, police and hospital officials said.

The bombing hit Kissa Khwani a busy market in Peshawar.

“The blast killed more than 25 people,” senior local police official, Tariq Ismail Karak, told Agence France Presse.

Another police official, Gul Nawaz, confirmed the blast and said it took place immediately after a car stopped in the market.

Last Friday, a bomb exploded on a bus carrying government employees in the city, killing at least 17 people and wounding nearly 50 others, officials said.

Peshawar, the main city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been hit by numerous bomb and gun attacks blamed on Taliban insurgents in recent years.

(With AFP)