At least 22 killed in blast at Pakistan market

By Shaiq Hussain, April 9, 2014

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — At least 22 people were killed and more than 80 injured in an early morning blast Wednesday in a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the city, police and doctors said.

The blast was said to be a high-intensity explosion. Police in Pakistan’s capital city said that about 11 pounds of explosives were planted in crates of guava fruit that were brought from different cities to be sold at the market. The detonation left a foot-deep crater and damaged nearby stalls and some vehicles.

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