Deadly bombing hits Pakistan marketplace


At least 26 people were killed and 70 wounded on Sunday when a bomb ripped through a crowded bazaar in a mainly Shia area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, officials told Al Jazeera.

The explosion occurred at the Eidgah market in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal district.

A doctor at the district headquarters hospital, where the wounded were taken, told AFP news agency that most of the injured were in "critical condition" and said the death toll could increase.