Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Death toll in Pakistan twin blasts rises to 37

Police and rescue officials cover a body after a blast in Quetta Pakistan Police and rescue officials cover a body after a blast in Quetta Pakistan
Saul Franklin | 24 June, 2017, 01:21

An emergency has been imposed in the hospitals in the area, and the injured are being taken to the District General Hospital, Parachinar.

According to sources, numerous injured are in critical condition hence the death toll could rise further.

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.

At least 11 people were killed and over 20 injured after a bomb exploded near the office of the regional police chief in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province today.

Contingents of Pak Army and FC have reached the site and started rescue operation.

According to the ISPR, two army aviation helicopters have been taken off from Peshawar to Parachinar for speedy evacuation of the injured.

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"Rescue operation in progress", it added.

On March 31 this year, the city had suffered a similar tragedy when 23 people were killed in a vehicle bomb blast near an Imambargah at midday.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks, saying that terrorists involved in the attacks will be taken to task and all out efforts will be taken to eliminate terrorism.

The incident happened near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road area of the provincial capital, Quetta at around 9 am.

Of the injured, nine are said to be policemen. Four people were injured including three Frontier Corps personnel and a passer-by.

"Seven dead bodies have been brought to the Civil Hospital in Quetta and at least five people are in critical condition", Cheema said.

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