Pakistan: Multiple terror attacks across Pakistan leave 62 dead and 100 injured, claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JUA)
In multiple attacks in Pakistan’s three major cities on Friday — the last of the Holy month of Ramzan — at least 62 people were killed and 100 others injured, reported news agency PTI. In the first attack, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, killing 13, including seven policemen, and injuring 21 others. The blast were claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group and a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA).
Hours after the attack, twin explosions went off in Pakistan’s northwestern town of Parachinar bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion was triggered at Turri Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. At least 45 people, mostly Shias, were killed in the explosions and over 75 injured.