22 people died in Pakistan market blast

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An explosion killed at least 22 people and injured 60 others Tuesday in the central Pakistani city of Dera Ghazi Khan, said a rescue service official. The dead included 2 children, 3 women and 17 men, said, Mubarak Ali Athar, the regional police chief in Dera Ghazi Khan .3 people were critically injured, he said.

The blast ripped through a market located close to the house of a senior adviser to the chief minister of Punjab province, said the official, Mohammed Hasnain. The adviser, Sardar Zulfiqar Muhammad Khosa, is a former provincial governor and a senior opposition party politician. He said that he was the target of the attack, though police primarily said he was not the intended target.

Sardar Zulfiqar Muhammad Khosa told that none of his family members were in the house when the attack occurred. He also said that he had never before received any threats against his life. The attacker detonated his car in front of the main gate at Khosa's house, said Hassan Iqbal, a senior government official.

About 20 shops in the market were left in heaps of rubble.

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