A market in the Shiite area of Kurram was targeted by a suicide bomber killing 22 and injuring at least 50 people. The Kurram region is along the Pakistan and Afghanistan border. The Taliban and Lashker-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the joint attack. Lashker-e-Jhangvi or LeJ is a Sunni terrorist organization that primarily targets Shia within Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Shahid Khan, an assistant tribal administrator, said the explosion took place when the market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables from a wholesale shop. He said the attack was being investigated.
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