Pakistan: 25 killed, 35 injured in market blast

Peshawar: At least 25 people were killed and more than 35 others injured in a powerful bomb blast outside a religious seminary near Hangu’s Kalaya Bazaar of Orakzai district on Friday.

The explosion took place near an imambargah, a Shia religious place, in Aurakzai tribal district’s Kalaya.

The bomb, which was planted in a bike, went off when the people were busy buying warm clothes in Friday Market (Juma Bazar).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police beefed up security in the area and sounded a high alert following the blast. “Our enemies are not happy with peace in the province,” provincial Chief Minister Mehmood Khan said after the attack.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, meanwhile, condemned the blast and expressed grief over the loss of valuable human life.

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