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19 dead in suicide bombing at Pakistan bakery

From Nasir Habib, CNN
  • The bombing in Nowshera left 38 people injured
  • Earlier, six people died in a blast at a bus stand

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Nineteen people were killed Sunday evening and 38 others injured in a suicide bombing at a bakery in Nowshera in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a Nowshera police official said.

The bomber entered the bakery and detonated his explosives, Akhtar Khan said. About 8 kilograms (17 pounds) of explosive material was used, he said.

Nowshera is about 42 kilometers (26 miles) east of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Earlier Sunday, six people were killed and 15 injured in an explosion at a bus stand in the northern Pakistani village of Matni, according to Peshawar police official Kalam Khan. The dead included three women, two men and one child, he said. The blast also destroyed three vehicles, he said.

Muhammad Ejaz Khan, a senior Peshawar police official, said a militant placed a bag with an explosive in a passenger van set to leave for another city. He said the militant then ran away and detonated the bag with a remote control. Matni is about 22 kilometers (13.6 miles) south of Peshawar.