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Pakistan Blast Kills At Least 20 In Khyber Agency

  • RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

A bomb has killed at least 20 people in a northwest Pakistan tribal town near the Afghan border.

The blast, which wounded another 80 according to a local official, took place in the main bazaar of Landi Kotal in the Khyber tribal district.

Local administration official Arshad Khan said the bomb exploded near a bus stand on June 16 and appeared to be aimed at members of the pro-government Zakha Khel tribe, who oppose a local warlord.

Nobody has claimed responsibility but Islamist militants have carried out several previous attacks in the area.

With reporting by AFP, AP, and Reuters