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Blast in Pakistan market kills 23 amid Taliban peace talks

Updated: 2014-04-10 07:23
By Agence France-Presse in Islamabad ( China Daily)

A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people, police said, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban.

The blast took place around 8 am at the wholesale market close to the Pakistani capital's twin city Rawalpindi, as hundreds of grocers and sellers gathered to trade.

The bombing - the deadliest to hit Islamabad since a huge truck bomb at the Marriott Hotel in 2008 - left a crater 1.5 meters in diameter.

Blast in Pakistan market kills 23 amid Taliban peace talks

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