The Straits Times
Published on Sep 10, 2012

Bomb blast kills 10 in north-west Pakistan: Officials


PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A car bomb targeting security forces in a market area in north-west Pakistan on Monday killed 10 people and wounded more than 40, officials said.

An explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a convoy of security forces in a market in Parachinar town of Kurram tribal district, senior administration official Sahibzada Mohammad Anis told AFP.

He said 10 people died but the toll was expected to increase because 40 had been wounded.

Kurram is one of seven districts in Pakistan's tribal belt on the Afghan border that is home to Taleban and Al-Qaeda strongholds.