Pakistan blast kills at least 20 in Khyber agency
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||16 June 2012|
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June 16, 2012
By 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