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17 Killed In Pak Car-Bomb Explosion

At least 17 people were killed and scores injured in a car bomb explosion in a Pakistani market on the Afghan border on Monday.

An explosive-laden car went off at a bus-stop near a market in Jamrud, the main town in Khyber, killing mostly people waiting for buses. They included women and children.

Khyber, a semi-autonomous north-west tribal belt, is a safe haven for the Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked groups, and also known for infightings among Islamist militant groups.

Several vehicles and shops in the market were destroyed in the blast for which no group has claimed responsibility.

by RTT Staff Writer

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