Two consecutive explosions occurred at the market in the Pakistani city of Parachinar, claiming the lives of at least 25 people, while the death toll of a separate blast, which also occurred on Friday outside the police office in the city of Quetta, has risen to 13, local media reported, citing officials.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The blasts in the northwestern city of Parachinar took place at the Akbar Khan Siraye Market, injuring at least 60 people, the Dunya News broadcaster reported, citing the polytechnic officials.
A total of seven policemen were among of 13 victims of a blast near the police office in Quetta, while 14 people were injured, the broadcaster reported, citing a deputy commissioner.
Pakistan has been targeted by a number of attacks conducted by different militant groups for years. Pakistani police have intensified efforts in combating terrorism following deadly a terrorist attack on a shrine in the Pakistani southern city of Sehwan that was carried out on February 16 and claimed lives of over 80 people.
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