A powerful explosion ripped through a crowded bazaar in Pakistan’s garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding 15, police said.
The source of the blast was unclear and police said bomb disposal experts were still trying to determine whether it was a low-intensity bomb that killed a street fruit seller in the city’s Saddar neighborhood.
Among the 15 people wounded were three children, according to local police official Mohammad Afzal. Pakistani TV stations and videos on social media showed a road littered with fruit and broken glass of shop windows.
The latest incident comes two weeks after suspected militants killed two policemen manning a roadside checkpoint in Rawalpindi, where the military’s headquarters and offices of spy agencies are located.