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Pakistan market bombing kills 20

 At least 20 people were killed, almost half of them belonging to the Shia Hazara minority, and 48 injured when a bomb hidden in a sack of potatoes exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday.  
Apr 13, 2019
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ISLAMABAD: At least 20 people were killed, almost half of them belonging to the Shia Hazara minority, and 48 injured when a bomb hidden in a sack of potatoes exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday.
 
According to Deputy Inspector General Abdul Razzaq Cheema, nine Hazara, one Frontier Corps (FC) soldier and two children were among the dead, Dawn online reported. 
 
"The attack took place in a (green grocer's) shop (in Hazarganji area). An improvised explosive device (IED) was planted in a gunny sack filled with potatoes. We are yet to ascertain if it was timed or remote-controlled. An investigation is on," Cheema said.
 
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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