Twin blasts kill 15, injure 70 in northwest Pakistan

At least 11 people were killed and 24 wounded on Friday when twin blasts tore through a market crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid holidays in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt.

At least 25 people are feared dead and over 100 injured after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening, local political administration officials told DawnNews.

At least ten people are reported to be killed and over fifty are reported to be injured in the explosion.

The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion.

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. The military's media wing added that the "rescue operation is in progress".

Officials said emergency had been imposed in all hospitals across Parachinar, the capital of Kurram agency.

Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel also reached the site of the attack to aid in the rescue efforts.

A cordon was placed around the site of the attack and a search operation has been initiated in the area after the bombings.

  • Leroy Wright