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Bomb attacks kill 43 people in Pakistan

Peshawar, Jun 30, 2013 (PTI):
Pakistani security officials and rescue workers examine the site of car bombing on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, June 2013. A car bomb exploded as a convoy of paramilitary troops passed through the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing more than a dozen people and wounding scores of others, police said. AP Photo

At least 43 people were killed and over 100 injured in Pakistan today in different attacks, including a powerful bomb blast that targeted a passing convoy of security forces.

In the first incident, at least 17 people, including four children, were killed and nearly 50 injured when the powerful remote-controlled bomb targeted a passing convoy of security forces near a busy market here in northwest Pakistan.

The blast, believed to be an IED explosion, targeted the convoy of Frontier Corps on their way to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's capital Peshawar from Kohat district but narrowly missed it.
Javed Marwat, Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar, said, "17 people were killed in the remote control blast."

In another attack, two bomb blasts near a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people in southwestern city of Quetta.


The suspected suicide bombing near Abu Talib Imambargah at the Shiite-majority Hazara town also injured over 60 persons.

In South Waziristan, a rocket attack killed four people and injured 15 others while in the North Waziristan tribal region, a roadside bomb killed three security personnel, officials said.

Marwat told reporters that the injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital and condition of some of them were critical.

According to police‚ the bomb was planted in a car and was triggered when the convoy approached was passing through Badaber area of Peshawar.

Bomb Disposal Squad official Abdul Haq said 40-50 KG of explosives were used in the blast, which also destroyed 10 vehicles and several shops.

After the blast‚ gunshots were exchanged between security forces and the terrorists.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the blast.

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