November 24, 2018 / 1:30 PM / 18 days ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for Pakistan market suicide bombing

Supporters of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) a religious group chant slogans to protest against the blast in Orakzai, during a protest in Peshawar, Pakistan November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

(Reuters) - Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack a day earlier in northwestern Pakistan, the group’s Amaq news agency said.

It said the bomber had targeted Shi’ite Muslims in a market in Orakzai and put the death toll at 57. A government official on Friday said at least 25 people had been killed and 20 wounded.

Reporting By Ahmed Tolba; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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