PAKISTAN

20 Dead in Market Blast

At least 20 were killed and 50 injured in a possible car bomb explosion at a market in the central Pakistan city of Dera Gazi Khan. According to authorities, the blast may have been aimed at a provincial official, Zulfiqar Khosa, who was left unharmed, though his house was damaged. Rescuers were attempting to search through the wreckage with heavy machinery for trapped victims, and an emergency was declared at all local hospitals. The blast is the latest in a string of attacks in Pakistan.