Bomb kills 15, wounds 35 in Islamabad market
Volunteers search the site of a bomb explosion at the fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad, on April 9, 2014 - by Aamir Qureshi
The blast took place in the busy morning hours when dozen of people, mostly grocers and sellers, gather at the market.
"We have received 15 dead bodies and 35 injured people," Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) spokeswoman Ayesha Isani told reporters in Islamabad.
She said the condition of two patients was very critical.
"It was a bomb blast, heard over a big radius," local police official Tehzeeb Hussain told AFP.
He said a bomb disposal team had reached the site and was collecting information.
The blast left a 1.5-metre (five-foot) diameter crater at the site which was littered with bloody body parts, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
Ambulances were rushing in and out carrying wounded people and dead bodies.
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