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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An explosion rocked a women's market in Pakistan's main northwest city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing at least 43 people in the latest attack to shake the country as the army battles Islamist militants along the Afghan border.
At least 35 people were wounded in the blast, police said. It coincided with a trip to Pakistan by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was in the capital, Islamabad, some three hours drive away.
Inayat Ali Khan, a local journalist at the scene of the blast, said the casualties are increasing.
"The smoke is billowing out of the scene and the fire is not yet extinguished," he told Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from Islamabad, said local officials say the car drove into a very narrow and packed market place.
"The bomb disposal squad are on the location and are looking for clues on what type of explosive was used," he said.
At least 43 people have died and dozens were hurt by a large blast in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan, doctors say.
Buildings were set on fire after the blast and plumes of smoke were seen drifting over the north-western city.
"Several buildings and a mosque have been badly damaged while a fire has engulfed a building"
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