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2 killed in Pakistan chemical explosion

  • Pakistan
  • Peshawar

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Two people were killed and at least nine were injured in a chemical explosion in Peshawar on Saturday, police said.

The blast happened about 11:30 a.m. (1:30 a.m. ET) near a market in the Tehkal area, according to police official Sahibzada Anee.

Police said it was a chemical explosion and not a militant attack.

CNN's Reza Sayah contributed to this report.