Pakistan: At least 18 killed, 100 injured in Parachinar twin blasts
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Pakistan: At least 18 killed, 100 injured in Parachinar twin blasts

The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another

world Updated: Jun 23, 2017 19:23 IST
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A powerful car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday killed 11 people and wounded 20 earlier on Friday.(AFP Photo)

At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured on Friday in powerful twin blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistan’s Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan.

The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said.

The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion.

Officials said that 18 people were killed and at least 100 others injured in the explosions.

The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar.

The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation.

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

First Published: Jun 23, 2017 19:06 IST