April 19th, 2010
10:51 AM ET

Doctor: 22 killed in Pakistan marketplace blast

[Updated at 10:51 a.m.] Dr. Abdul Hamid Afridi, an official at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital, said the death toll from the attack on a marketplace was at 22.

[Updated at 10:37 a.m.] The blast that ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m. ET) in Qizza Khawani Bazaarin Peshawar, said Peshawar police official Akhtar Ali.

Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital has received 18 bodies, hospital official Dr. Abdul Hamid Afridi told CNN. Several injured people also have arrived at the hospital, he said.

[Posted at 10:21 a.m.] Eighteen people were killed Monday when an explosion ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, police told CNN.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as we get it.

- Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this report for CNN.

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