Blast in northwest Pakistan kills at least five, wounds 40

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 31 (Reuters) An explosion hit the Pakistani city of Parachinar, in the remote northwestern tribal region, today killing at least five people and wounding 40, Ikramullah Khan, the local political agent, said. Earlier this year, at least 21 people were killed when an explosion hit a vegetable market in Parachinar, near the border with Afghanistan.