Pakistan

Bombings Kill 40 in Pakistan

Explosions near the border with Afghanistan

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At least 40 people were killed and many others were wounded by twin explosions in northwest Pakistan on Friday.

Officials say the blasts occurred in a busy market in the town of Parachinar in the Kurram tribal area near the border with Afghanistan.

The bombs exploded in the early evening when the market was crowded with shoppers buying food for their evening meal after a day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.