Pakistan twin blasts toll at 57

Parachinar, July 27 : The death toll in Friday's twin blasts that rocked a crowded market and a taxi stand in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram Agency and the largest city of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, touched 57 on Saturday, reports said.

According to reports, 12 people, who were injured in the blasts, succumbed to their injuries on Saturday.

More than 100 others were injured in the blasts.

"Political Agent Riaz Mehsud said the death toll could rise because many people had suffered critical injuries. He said arrangements were being made to shift the critically injured to Peshawar and other cities," said Pakistan-based Dawn News.

"He said one of the blasts was carried out by a suicide bomber while the other might have been a planted one," the newspaper said.

The two blasts reportedly occurred within an interval of a few seconds about two hours before Iftar.

The first bomb blasted at the main chowk near a mosque, while the second explosion took place at a taxi stand on School Road.

--IBNS (Posted on 27-07-2013)

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