A rescue worker examines remains at the site of a blast at a religious school in Peshawar, Pakistan. AFP
At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded on Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta city, officials said.
The mastermind behind the bombing is yet to be uncovered, however, the slain police officer was the likely target of the attack.
Footage on social media appeared to show the explosion ripping through the local bazaar, sending people running for shelter. The bombing destroyed some nearby shops and vehicles, police said.
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