Twin Bombings in Pakistan Kill Dozens, Putting Country on Edge

Geneva Matthews
June 24, 2017

Security forces have cordoned off the affected site and are conducting a search operation.

Emergency has been imposed across all hospitals in Parachinar to cope with the alarming situation.

A Pakistani government official says twin bombings, minutes apart, have hit a crowded market in the country's northwestern tribal region, killing at least 15 people and wounding 70.

The explosions targeted people shopping in the area and those heading out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, local political administration officials said.

Kabul, June 22 (IBNS): Scores of people died or wounded when a auto bomb exploded close to a bank in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan early on Thursday, state-run news agency Khaama Press reported.

Earlier during the day, a bomb blast had killed as many as 13 people in Quetta and injured scores.

Pakistani police officer stand guard at the main gate of alleged militant hideout following a shootout on the outskirts of Peshawar Pakistan Saturday
Twin Bombings in Pakistan Kill Dozens, Putting Country on Edge

In the second incident, at least 11 people were killed in two nearly simultaneous explosions at a market in the north-western town of Parachinar.

"Two Army aviation helicopters have taken off from Peshawar to Parachinar for the speedy evacuation of the injured to Peshawar", a statement issued by the military's media wing said.

Of the injured, nine are said to be policemen.

An initial investigation report by Civil Defence Director Aslam Tareen revealed that 75 kilogrammes of explosives were used in the Quetta blast.

The explosion near the police chief's office in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, was powerful enough that it was heard across the city, shattering windows of nearby buildings, said police spokesman Shahzada Farhat.

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