16 Jan 2012

Pilgrims killed during festival procession

5:14 am on 16 January 2012

A bomb in the central Punjab province of Pakistan has killed at least 17 people and wounded another 20.

The explosion took place at a procession of Shia Muslims marking the festival of Arbain in the city of Khanpur.

The BBC reports the bomb was set off as the procession approached.