Parachinar Blast: Death toll rises drastically

Parachinar Blast: Death toll rises drastically

According to latest reports, at least 35 people have lost their lives in the deadly attack in Parachinar blasts while over 60 injured. Security forces have arrived at the area which also has a bus station nearby. The troops of Balochistan Federal Corps (FC) and police are inspecting the market area of Kurram Agency capital.

The local residents were busy in Eid-ul-Fitr shopping when the terrorist attack occured. One blast was followed by another after people gathered around with gap of 15 minutes in between, which spread a wave of panic amongst the people. Security forces are conducting a search operation in the market area. 

National Assembly lawmaker Sajid Hussain Turi, who belongs from the same area. had an exlusive talk with Dunya News in which he condemned the incident. He told the army officials were quick to respond to the situation and have started the rescue operations. Turi said ambulances, firefighter vehicles and aerial help was being provided in the affected area. 

He told the hospitals within FATA are not capable to treat those injured. Turi confirmed the casualties in Parachinar market blast. The region is close to the Pak-Afghan border which was opened after a brief gap some days ago after which two consecutive blasts have occured today. 

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed grief with families of the victims and condemned the explosions. ISPR sources told helicopters had flew from Peshawar to Parachinar in order to conduct rescue operations in the Kurram Agency capital. 

ISPR DG Major General Asif Ghafoor said, "Two army aviation helicopters taken off from Peshawar to Parachinar for speedy evacuation of injured to peshawer . Security Forces have cordoned off the area. Rescue operation in progress."