Death toll could rise in Pakistan bomb blast

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 3:04 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 18 people are dead in a bomb blast near Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

Officials say the bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market Wednesday morning, leaving dozens of other people wounded.

The death toll could rise. Officials at a nearby hospital say they've gotten word from police that more bodies are on the way.

Police say about 11 pounds of explosives were hidden in a fruit carton. And a bomb disposal squad is scanning the market for more devices.

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