11 killed, 24 injured in Pakistan's Parachinar twin blast

Marie Harrington
June 24, 2017

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.

It follows a suicide bomber killing 11 in the nation's southwestern city of Quetta earlier today.

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

The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said.

Pakistani nursing staff attend an injured girl at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, June 23, 2017. Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital, told Reuters the bomber had detonated a vehicle packed with explosives. No group claimed responsibility for the blasts.

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Eyewitnesses said many of those killed were police. The incident occurred near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road area of the provincial capital, Quetta.

Authorities are transporting the dead and wounded to hospitals, he said.

TV pictures at the scene of the blast showed debris scattered across a wide area as security officials secured the site.

The province of Balochistan and its provincial capital Quetta are among the most risky parts of Pakistan, continually targeted by militants and also by Baloch nationalist separatists waging a long-running insurgency.

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