81 die in Pakistan bombing

Blast targets busy Shiite marketplace

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 4:36 a.m.

Pakistanis mourn Saturday outside a hospital in Quetta for a family member killed by a bomb at a busy market. “Look at our misery! We are helpless,” one mourner said.

A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 81 people and wounding nearly 200, officials said.

Smoke rises over a market Saturday in Quetta, Pakistan, after a bomb exploded, killing dozens and injuring scores.

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