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Twin Blasts Kill 34 In Pakistan


Would-be rescuers and police at the scene of the twin bombings that killed dozens at a crowded market in Peshawar on June 11 and 12

Would-be rescuers and police at the scene of the twin bombings that killed dozens at a crowded market in Peshawar on June 11 and 12

Two explosions minutes apart in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar have killed 34 people and injured nearly 100.

The blasts -- at least one of which was caused by a suicide bomber -- appear to have been timed to cause the highest number of casualties by luring rescuers to the scene of a smaller blast before a second, much larger bomb exploded.

The attackers struck just after midnight in an area of Peshawar that is home to political offices and army housing.

No group claimed responsibility, but the Pakistani Taliban has vowed revenge for the U.S. military raid in May that killed Osama bin Laden.

compiled from agency reports
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