One killed in Pakistan market bombing

A remote-controlled bomb exploded next to a cattle market in north-west Pakistan today, killing one person and injuring three others, police said.

A remote-controlled bomb exploded next to a cattle market in north-west Pakistan today, killing one person and injuring three others, police said.

Elsewhere, three low-intensity bombs outside police and government buildings in the country’s east caused structural damage but no casualties.

Police official Liaquat Ali Khan confirmed the bombing in the north-west Charsadda area, saying the device contained about 6lb (3kg) of explosives.

Government official Saeed Iqbal said that, in the eastern city of Gujranwala, two bombs hit police stations minutes apart. Hours later, a bomb struck a rest house used by government officials.

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