Bomb kills many in market on edge of Pakistani capital

Associated Press
A Pakistani man mourns for a relative killed in a boming, outside a morgue at a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Wednesday morning, killing and wounding dozens of people, officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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A bomb exploded in a crowded market on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on Wednesday, killing 20 people and injuring about 70 in the deadliest attack in the city in years.

The blast followed weeks of preliminary talks with the main Islamist militant grouping battling the state, the Pakistani Taliban, who last week extended a ceasefire until April 10.

The Pakistani Taliban denied responsibility for the early morning bomb that targeted a throng of traders assembled for fruit auctions. (Reuters)

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