22 dead, 70 injured in Parachinar Noor market blast

Parachinar Noor Market Blast News

PARACHINAR: At least 22 people were killed and 70 injured on Friday
when a suspected suicide blast ripped through Noor market of
Kurram Agency bordering Afghanistan.

The blast occurred in the main Noor market of Parachinar town, a
sensitive area of the Kurram Agency and largest city in FATA.

ISPR said Pakistan Army troops have joined the rescue and relief operation,
adding that a helicopter was dispatched to the area.Security forces cordoned off the area.Pakistan’s security forces have been conducting Raddul Fasaad operation against Taliban militants in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

On January 21, at least 25 people were killed and dozens others injured in a similar blast at the Parachinar market.

In February, a fresh wave of militant violence killed 130 people across Pakistan.

Kurram is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal districts which are governed according to local laws and customs.

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