Car bombing kills 17 in north-western Pakistan town
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP, AFP) - A suicide bomber on Saturday blew up a car at a crowded market in a north-western Pakistani tribal town, killing at least 17 people and wounding 30 others.
The blast ripped through the main market in Darra Adam Khel near a local anti-insurgent peace committee office, which officials said was the target of the attack.
"The death toll has risen to 16 and 30 others were wounded," local government official Fakhar-ud-Din told AFP.
He said it was not immediately clear how many peace committee members were killed or wounded because the bombing occurred in a crowded street.