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Bomb explodes in food market in Pakistan, hurts 11

A police officer says three of the injured from today's attack are in serious condition. The bomb contained about 3 kilograms of explosives and was planted in a cooking oil canister.

world Updated: Oct 27, 2011 10:14 IST

Police say a bomb has exploded in the main food market in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar and 11 people were hurt.

Police officer Shafqat Malik says three of the injured from Thursday's attack are in serious condition. He says the bomb contained about 6.5 pounds (3 kilograms) of explosives and was planted in a cooking oil canister.

Local TV footage showed damaged shops with pieces of metal and wood littering the ground.

Peshawar is the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and has been frequently targeted by the Pakistani Taliban.