Death toll mounted to 25 in twin blasts hit Parachinar

 
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Peshawar, June 23 (TNS): Death toll reached to 25 in two subsequent explosions hit a busy market of Kurram Agency’s Parachinar city on Friday evening, over 100 people were injured.

This was the second major bombing incident reported in the country on the same day.

 

Early morning, at least 13 people ─ including seven policeman ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta’s Gulistan Road area.

 

Later on, four cops were shot dead in SITE area of Karachi on what said to be a bloody-Friday.

 

The twin blasts in Parachinar were reported to have occurred in Turi Market near Tal Adda, where a bus terminal is also located. The second explosion reportedly targetted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast.

Pakistan army’s two helicopters airlifted critical wounded to Peshawar.

 

Political administration confirmed that 25 people were killed and at least 100 were injured in the explosions.

The Army has dispatched two helicopters to evacuate the injured to Peshawar, said a statement released from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

 

The military’s media wing added that the “rescue operation was in progress”.

Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel also reached the site of the attack to aid in the rescue efforts.

 

Officials said emergency had been imposed in all hospitals across Parachinar, the capital of Kurram agency.

 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Toori Bazar, Parachinar today and directed the concerned authorities to beef up security arrangements across the country in the wake of terrorist attacks.

 

Terrorists are attacking soft targets and no Muslim can ever imagine to commit such horrific act, the Prime Minister said. Such acts of terrorism will be dealt with full power of the State, the Prime Minister reiterated.

 

The Prime Minister, while expressing deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the attack, prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.

 

The Prime Minister also prayed for swift recovery of those injured in the terrorist attacks.