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Pakistan car bomb kills dozens in busy Peshawar bazaar

At least 37 people have been killed after a car bomb exploded on a crowded street in Pakistan.

More than 70 were also wounded in yesterday's attack – the third blast to hit the troubled north-western city of Peshawar inside a week.

The latest explosion appeared to have been a bomb planted in a parked car and detonated by remote control, said police.

It went off in a crowded market that is the city's oldest bazaar, near a mosque and a police station, officials said.

Bookshop owner Nazar Ali said: "It was a huge blast that was followed by fire in vehicles. I saw people lying dead and bleeding all over."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but blame is likely to fall on the Pakistani Taliban and affiliates.

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