Twin bomb blasts hit northern Pakistan market
PESHAWAR (AFP/AP) - At least 25 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when twin explosions ripped through a busy marketplace in northwest Pakistan on Friday, administration and hospital officials said.
The attack occurred in Parachinar, the main town of Kurram tribal district on the Pakistan Afghanistan border, as people were buying food to open their daily fasts during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
“There were two blasts in the main bazar of Parachinar. At least 25 people have been killed in the incident,” senior administration official Riaz Mehsud told AFP.
A health worker at the main public hospital in the town confirmed the toll.