Parachinar blasts: Death toll rises in twin bombings

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Parachinar blasts: Death toll rises in twin bombings

PARACHINAR: At least 18 people were killed and dozens were wounded when two back-to-back explosions rocked Parachinar in Kurram tribal agency, officials said.

The dual-explosions took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. The spot is also close to a bus terminal. 

The second explosion took place as people rushed to provide aid and rescue the wounded from the first explosion. 

Political administration confirmed that 18 people were killed and at least 100 were injured in the explosions. 

Shahid Turi, a local lawmaker from the area, confirmed the death toll, adding that Turi market was a very busy area.

He added that security arrangements were in place at the time of the attack, as paramilitary forces and Army have set-up checkpoints in the area.