Multiple blasts across Pakistan leave 62 dead

Written by June 24, 2017 09:10

Islamabad: At least 62 people have been killed and more than 100 others were injured in three separate bomb blasts in Pakistan on Friday.

Two back-to-back explosions rocked Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal agency, on Friday afternoon, in which at least 45 people have been killed and 75 others were injured.

Officials said the dual-explosions took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. The second explosion took place as people rushed to provide aid and rescue the wounded from the first explosion.

A statement released from the Inter-Services Public Relations said the Army has dispatched two helicopters from Peshawar to evacuate the injured to Peshawar. 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. A cordon was placed around the site of the attack and a search operation has been initiated in the area after the bombings.

Two armed men on a motorcycle, with their faces covered with helmets, opened fire on police officers at a roadside restaurant in Karachi and killed four of them.

Earlier on Friday in a suicide car bombing at Shuhada Chowk in Quetta 13 people, including six policemen, were killed and 21 people were injured.