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20 killed, 50 injured in IED blast at Pakistan

 2017-01-21 09:16:43.0

20 killed, 50 injured in IED blast at Pakistan

Tahlka News Desk

Peshawar: Major Blast took place in crowded village of North-west-Pakistan, 2o people killed were 50 other injured said by officials. The incident happened at crowded Sabzi Mandi inside Eidgah Bazaar in Parachinar, the administrative headquarters of the agency near the Afghan border. Initial report suggests that explosives kept in a vegetable crate exploded during the auction of the vegetables, killing 20 people and wounding 50 others, officials said.

The injured people were shifted to Parachinar headquarters hospital, also where there is a shortage of doctors and medical facilities. Statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the improvised explosive device (IED) blast took place at 8.50 am in the vegetable market.

"Army and FC Quick Response officials have reached the blast site and cordoned off the area. Army helicopters have been flown in for medical evacuation of the injured," it said. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan condemned the attack and ordered a detailed report regarding the incident.

According to officials, the death toll is expected to rise as the market was crowded due to an early morning rush. Kurram is one of the most sensitive tribal areas as it borders three Afghan provinces and at one point was one of the key routes for militant movement across the border. It has witnessed scores of attacks.

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