Suicide Bomb Pakistan Volleyball

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle in a crowd of people watching a volleyball tournament in northwest Pakistan, killing 88 people in the deadliest attack in the country in more than two months.

The attack in Lakki Marwat city on Friday appeared to be retaliation against residents who formed militias to drive militants out of the area and a meeting of anti-Taliban leaders being held nearby may have been the actual target, police said.

Khan said an anti-Taliban meeting of local tribal elders in a mosque close to the field where the tournament was being held was the real target of the attack, but the driver failed to reach it.

The bomber set off some 550 pounds (250 kilograms) of high-intensity explosives loaded in the car at the field, which lies in a congested neighborhood, Khan said.

Local police official Tajammal Shah said Saturday that 88 people were dead and 50 wounded. He said eight children, six paramilitary troops and two police were among the dead. The breaking news report was at 07:43 ET which suggests a time for the bombing at about 07:30. The GCP event was set for 07:00 to 12:00, ET, which is 12:00 to 17:00 UTC. The result is Chisquare 17730.793 on 1800 df, for P = 0.923 and Z = -1.422


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