Pakistani soldiers transfer an injured woman after the severe earthquake in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Oct. 27, 2015. Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that the country would not seek international aid for the people affected by the powerful earthquake that killed nearly 250 people and displaced thousands others. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)
Pakistani soldiers transfer an injured woman after the severe earthquake in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar, Oct. 27, 2015. Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that the country would not seek international aid for the people affected by the powerful earthquake that killed nearly 250 people and displaced thousands others. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

At least six people were killed and 30 others injured when a bomb went off inside a vegetable market in Pakistan’s northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency on Saturday morning, local Urdu media reported.

Dunya News reported that the blast happened at the time when dozens of people were busy shopping in the vegetable market located in Parachinar area of Kurram Agency, a semi-autonomous tribal region along Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Nature of the blast has not been officially confirmed yet, but some media reports said that the explosion was carried out by a remote controlled device.

The injured people were shifted to a nearby hospital where several of them are said to be in critical condition.

Security forces cordoned off the area for investigations.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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