October 10, 2015
PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani government officials say a car bomb has ripped through a crowded market in a tribal region in the country's northwest, killing eight people.
Sahibzada Anis says the Monday afternoon explosion in the town of Parachinar in the Kurram region also wounded 45.
Another government official, Naseer Khan, said all of the dead were Shiite Muslims.
The majority of people in Kurram are Shiites. They're often targeted by Pakistani Taliban or its affiliated Sunni sectarian groups who don't believe that Shiites are true Muslims.
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