Pakistan

11 Killed by Car Bomb in North Pakistan

Additional 20 people injured and 30 shops damaged

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A powerful car bomb ripped through a market in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people, police said.

The explosion in a Mattani bazaar near the city of Peshawar injured 20 people and damaged 30 shops, senior police official Abdul Sattar Khan said.

The latest violence in a volatile area near the Afghan border shows that militants still pose a great threat to a key U.S. ally despite government offensives against the Taliban and their supporters.