At Least 34 Dead in Twin Pakistan Bombings

A pair of explosions in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed dozens just after midnight Sunday, with various reports indicating at least 34 dead and almost 100 wounded. A senior official told The Associated Press that the first explosion was relatively small but drew rescue workers and police to the scene. Minutes later, the second blast occurred, probably caused by explosives in a vehicle, and caused all of the deaths, said a doctor at a local hospital. AFP reported that the bombers had targeted a nearby supermarket, while the AP pointed out that major political offices and military housing were nearby. Peshawar, which borders Pakistan's volatile tribal region, has been rocked by a number of recent bombings, including one Thursday on the city's outskirts that killed four.

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