Dozens Dead In Pakistan Market Blasts
Twin bombs set central Lahore market ablaze
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2009 3:43 AM CST
Local residents visit at the site of yesterday's bomb blasts in Moon Market in Lahore.   (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)
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(Newser) – At least 48 people, including many women and children, were killed when twin bombs exploded in a Lahore marketplace late yesterday. The fire sparked a huge blaze in the center of the Pakistani city, the BBC reports. Hours earlier, 10 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a courthouse in Peshawar. More than 400 people have been killed in terrorist attacks since the Pakistani military began its offensive against Taliban strongholds last month.