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A Pakistani resident throws a bucket of water to cool down the wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb attack in Jamrud in Khyber district on December 17, 2012. — Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR: The death toll from a car bomb attack on a marketplace in northwestern Pakistan’s Khyber Agency has risen to 21, officials said Tuesday.

The bomb exploded on Monday in Jamrud, part of the tribal district of Khyber, close to where passengers were waiting to catch buses across the country.

“Four more people died of their wounds at the Hayatabad Medical Complex overnight, raising the death toll in the attack to 21,” Doctor Sohail Ahmad told AFP.

Local administration official Jehangir Azam confirmed the new toll and said 43 people were still being treated for injuries.

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