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Taliban kills more than 80 people in a market in Pakistan
A huge blaze erupted after the explosion on Wednesday, which came just hours after Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, arrived in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, for talks with government officials.
"The death toll is more than 80. Most of them are women and children," Sahib Gul, a doctor at the city's main hospital said.
"We are facing a shortage of blood. I appeal on citizens to come and donate blood," another doctor was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.
The blast caused serious damage in the area, and rescue workers said people were trapped under collapsed shops and buildings."
UPDATE: The London Times is now reporting that at least 95 people were killed in the attack while 200 were seriously injured.
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