26 June 2017

News Report: Death Toll of Bombings in Pakistani Cities of Quetta, Parachinar Rises to 58

The death toll of twin blasts occurred in the Pakistani city of Parachinar has risen to 45, while the death toll of a separate blast, which also occurred on Friday in the city of Quetta, remains at 13, bringing the total amount of casualties to 58, media reported Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The blasts in the northwestern city of Parachinar took place at the Akbar Khan Siraye Market, injuring at least 75 people, the Firstpost media outlet reported.

A total of seven policemen were among of 13 victims of a blast near the police office in Quetta, while 21 people were injured.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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.

This story first appeared on Sputnik & is reposted here with permission.