PARACHINAR: At least 43 people were killed and nearly 100 were injured as two bomb blasts took place in a Parachinar market on Friday.
According to officials, a suicide bomber blew himself near the Toori market which caused as many casualties. The second blast, according to sources, took place when a crowd had assembled after the initial bomb blast.
According to the ISPR, two army aviation helicopter were sent to Parachinar for speedy evacuation of the injured.
Those injured critically were airlifted from Parachinar to Peshawar.
The site of the blast was surrounded by security personnel and the injured persons were shifted to nearby hospitals.
The area where the blast had occurred has been declared a Red Zone six months earlier and stringent security measures have always been taken to secure the area.
Emergency has been imposed across all hospitals in Parachinar to cope with the alarming situation.
According to sources, many of the injured are in critical condition hence the death toll could rise further.
Earlier during the day, a bomb blast had killed as many as 13 people in Quetta and injured scores. - SAMAA