15 dead, 60 injured as two blasts rock Parachinar

15 dead, 60 injured as two blasts rock Parachinar

PARACHINAR: At least fifteen people were killed and as many as sixty were injured as two bomb blasts took place in Parachinar on Friday.

According to political sources, a suicide bomber blew himself near the Toori market which caused as many casualties.

The second blast, according to sources, took place when a crowd had assembled after the initial bomb blast.

According to the ISPR, two army aviation helicopters have been taken off from Peshawar to Parachinar for speedy evacuation of the injured. The rescue operation is in progress.

The site of the blast was surrounded by security personnel and the injured persons were shifted to nearby hospitals.

The area where the blast had occurred has been declared a Red Zone six months earlier and stringent security measures have always been taken to secure the area.

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

According to sources, many of the injured are in critical condition hence the death toll could rise further.

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

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