BREAKING: 22 DEAD, At Least 50 Wounded In Bomb EXPLOSION- Here’s The Details

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An attack in a crowded market this morning resulted in 22 people dead and at lest 50 more injured, according to officials. 

Shahid Khan, an assistant tribal administrator, said a bomb exploded when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop. The attack is under investigation.

Lashker-e-Jhangvi, a banned sectarian militant group that has attacked minority Shiites Muslims in the past, claimed responsibility for the attack, Fox News reports. The bombing took place in a predominantly Shiite area of Kurram, which has seen attack by Sunni militants who have hideouts there. Shiites are a minority in Pakistan.

“That was our combined work with Shahryar group of Mahsud Taliban,” Ali Sufyan, a spokesman for the banned group, wrote in a text message to an AP reporter.

Khan said some of the wounded were airlifted to hospitals in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Hospitals in tribal regions and rural areas of Pakistan typically are not equipped to handle such emergencies.

Ashiq Hussain, who was lightly wounded, was being treated in Parachinar hospital. He said he was among the people purchasing fruits and vegetables loaded on a van when the explosion took place. “There was a big bang and I saw a dark cloud of smoke and dust before passing out,” he said.

Ashiq Hussain said he saw bleeding bodies and severed limbs and heard cries when he came back to his senses. “I was just bleeding from my leg,” he said. “Thank God I am alive.”

Shiite leader Faqir Hussain said all the bodies were brought to a Shiite mosque.

Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, the provincial governor, told local Geo television that the remnants of militant groups targeted by security forces were trying to show their existence by such attacks.

“Terrorists largely eliminated by our security forces and the remaining will soon meet their fate if we all together rise against them,” he said.

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