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54 dead, over 120 injured in Parachinar, Quetta blasts

54 dead, over 120 injured in Parachinar, Quetta blasts

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Jun 24, 2017 - 12:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 54 people have been killed and over 120 wounded as a result of suicide attacks in Quetta and Parachinar of Pakistaninfo-icon, media reported on Saturday.

The suicide car bomb in Quetta left 13 people dead including seven policemen and a leader of the Jamiat Ulemainfo-icon-i-Islam (Nazaryati), and 24 others injured. The bombing took place in front of police station at Shuhada Chowk.

The injured include nine policemen, four army personnel, a girl and a woman, and the condition of at least five of them is said to be serious.

Separately, most casualties happened in Parachinar — 41 dead and about 100 wounded — in two consecutive blasts in the tribal area.

Eyewitnesses in Parachinar said that the first blast took place in the busy Turi Market when people were busy shopping for Eid, minutes after an Al Quds Day demonstration had concluded at some distance from the crime scene.

Sa/nh

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