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Blast kills more than 20 at vegetable market in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Published on Apr 9, 2014 1:03 PM

ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) - A bomb exploded at a vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Wednesday, killing 23 people and injuring at least 39, police and hospital officials said.

Police said the bomb had been hidden in a box of guava fruit and detonated amid the morning traffic.

Dr Javed Akram Qazi, vice chancellor of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, confirmed the death toll. More wounded were arriving, he said.

Police said at least 39 people had been wounded.

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