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Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts rises to 45

Baku, June 24, AZERTAC

Terror returned to Kurram Agency on Friday when two blasts in a busy Parachinar market claimed the lives of around 45 people and left over 100 others injured, according to Daily Pakistan.

Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps personnel reached the site – Tori Bazaar – after the blasts and cordoned off the area.

Survivors described hiding inside shops after hearing a “huge bang” – then stumbling through dust-choked air filled with the sound of screams, tripping over bodies as they searched for the wounded in the busy market in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram tribal agency.

Hundreds of people were busy shopping for upcoming Eidul Fitr.

Emergency is declared in all the hospitals of Parachinar.

The intensity of the blast could be gauged from the damage that has been caused to the houses and cars in the vicinity, said Kurram Agency political agent Shoukat Yousafzai.

The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear.

Security forces have cordoned off the affected site and are conducting a search operation.

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