Pak: 10 killed in twin explosions in Shia dominated Parachinar

Multiple blasts and firing kill 62 in Pak IS claims responsibility

TV pictures at the scene of the blast showed debris scattered across a wide area as security officials secured the site. An emergency has been imposed in hospitals in the area, and the injured are being taken to the District General Hospital in Parachinar.

At least 18 people were killed and almost 100 others injured in twin explosions that went off in Pakistan's northwestern town of Parachinar bordering Afghanistan, according to Associated Press. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market, where a bus terminal is also located, during rush hour in the market.

Quetta, Pakistan, June 23 (IBNS): At least five people were killed and 12 injured in a vehicle bomb explosion near Shohada Square in north-west Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday morning, Radio Pakistan said.

Provincial minister Shaukat Yusufzai said the blast affected those who were presented in the market for shopping ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, while many were moving out of town for the upcoming holidays.

"Two Army aviation helicopters have taken off from Peshawar to Parachinar for the speedy evacuation of the injured to Peshawar", a statement issued by the military's media wing said.

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"Rescue operation in progress", it added.

In January, 25 people were killed and 87 others when a bomb tore through a crowded vegetable market in the same city.

Kakar blamed India for the Quetta blast.

Officials said the explosion was loud enough to be heard from a distance and shattered windows of nearby buildings. At least 13 bodies were taken to hospital, along with 19 wounded people, said Wasim Baig, a spokesman for the Civil Hospital in Quetta.

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