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Parachinar Blasts’ Toll Rises to 50 as 5 Injured Succumb to Injuries

Saif Sherani

Peshawar (June 24, 2017): The death toll of Parachinar twin blasts surged to 50 as five injured succumbed to their injuries during treatment on Saturday.

It is to be mentioned here that twin back-to-back blasts in Tori Market in Parachinar had killed about 45 people and injured 300 others.

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On Saturday, five injured of the blast succumbed to their injuries in different hospitals pushing the death toll to 50 in the blast.

Sources said that condition of some 30 injured of the blast, under treatment in Agency’s headquartered hospital and hospitals in Peshawar, are stated to be critical.

The explosions occurred near Karman Adda, where a market and bus terminal are located. People traveling out of the city ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr were said to have been mostly affected by the twin bombings. The second explosion took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion.

Parachinar, with a population of more than 50,000, has been under strict security arrangements for quite some time. Army and paramilitary personnel have set up checkpoints on all routes leading to the town and visitors and vehicles go through extensive search and identification process.

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