40 killed in Pakistan bombings
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (PAN): Forty people were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bombings, one of them a suicide attack, in Pakistan's Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Wednesday, officials.
Four civilians were killed and 20 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in struck a roadside bomb in the Dear Bugti neighbourhood of Balochistan, local police officer Mohammad Osman told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Elsewhere in the province, four workers of a private gas company were injured in a similar incident in Lodi area, Osman said. The wounded individuals are under medical treatment at hospitals in Quetta.
The blasts came hours after 36 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The incident happened at about 11am in Adezai area, said a police official, Siraj Ahmad. The injured were taken to several hospitals in Peshawar. The funeral was for the wife of an anti-Taliban group leader, Malik Delawar, said Peshawar police chief, Fayaz Toru.
Hundreds of anti-Taliban volunteers and about 3,000 residents had just attended the funeral when the attack happened. More than 30 mourners, including relatives of the dead and other well wishers, were injured, the police chief said.
Health officials, however, said they had received 36 dead bodies and about 42 wounded people. Most of the injured are in critical condition and the death toll could rise, hospital sources said.
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