38 killed, 121 injured in Pakistan's Parachinar twin blast

Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
38 killed, 121 injured in Pakistan's Parachinar twin blast

24 June, 2017

The second blast happened a few minutes after people gathered at the first blast site for rescue, local media quoted eyewitnesses as saying.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the attacks and directed authorities to beef up security arrangements across the country, according to a statement by his office.

The first attack took place in Quetta, the provincial capital of southwestern Baluchistan Province, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives after his vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.

At the hospital in Quetta, anxious children stood by the bloodstained cots of wounded relatives, and Pakistani soldiers visited injured colleagues.

The attacks were separate from another bombing that took place on Friday near the police chief's office in Quetta that reportedly killed 11 people and injured 20. Islamic State Khorasan Province, the Middle Eastern group's affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been known to work with the myriad of Pakistani militant groups in previous attacks, including with JuA.

Reports suggest four police officers were killed in the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the Parachinar blasts.

Meanwhile, the dead bodies and injuries were shifted to Headquarter Hospital Parachinar where 30 injured persons were reported by in critical condition. "I was sitting on a chair. I got injured and fell down", said one victim, Gulzar Ahmad.

The province of Balochistan and its provincial capital Quetta are among the most unsafe parts of Pakistan, continually targeted by militants and also by Baloch nationalist separatists waging a long-running insurgency.

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