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Pakistan Bombs

Synchronised bomb attacks massacred 46-people yesterday in Pakistan in a suspected backlash by insurgents after an attempted military crackdown on the Taliban. “Two synchronized bombs ripped through a market popular with women in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore about 9pm, igniting a massive fire that killed 36 people, authorities said. Hours earlier a suicide bomber killed 10 people outside a courthouse in the northwestern city of Peshawar. About 100 people were wounded in the attacks in Lahore, which were timed to take place when the Moon Market was as it’s busiest. Authorities initially said both bombs were believed to be remote-controlled, but they later said a suicide bomber was suspected to have carried out at least one of them. The blasts came within 30 seconds of each other, leaving dozens of cars and shops ablaze late into the night. Many victims were women and children, including a dead 2-year-old, a police officer said.”
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