Pakistan twin blasts: 38 killed, 121 injured in Parachinar’s Kurram Agency ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr

23 June 2017, 09:43 PM
Pakistan: 38 killed, 121 injured in twin blast in Parachinar’s Kurram Agency
Pakistan: 38 killed, 121 injured in twin blast in Parachinar’s Kurram Agency

At least 38 persons were killed and 121 injured in twin explosions in Pakistan's Parachinar in Kurram Agency on Friday, according to AP reports. 

The explosions took place near a bus stand. It is said that the people were leaving the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to Dawn news, the twin blasts occurred near Tal Adda area where a market and bus stand are located. The rescue operations are underway. The security personnel rushed to the spot and launched a search operation. 

Earlier in the day, at least five people were killed in a blast in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the country's Baluchistan province, a police official told Reuters.

"The blast took place near the IG office (inspector general of police) and it's possible the assailants were trying to enter the (army) cantonment which is close by," said provincial government spokesman Anwar ul-Haq Kakar.

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First Published: Friday, June 23, 2017 06:42 PM

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