The toll in the Parachinar blast occurred on Friday increased to thirty-six when six critically injured victims succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, Geo News reported.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The toll in the Parachinar blast occurred on Friday increased to thirty-six when six critically injured victims succumbed to their injuries on Saturday, Geo News reported.
According to sources, two injured persons martyred today in Lady Reading Hospital while four others in different hospitals that pushed the toll to 36.
The funeral of the victims who martyred on Friday in a suicide attack here will be offered today in their ancestral areas, Geo News reported. Business hubs and markets of the area were closed in mourning.
Thirty people were martyred and around 54 others injured in a suicide attack and subsequent firing by security forces on those who protested the incident at a busy market outside a mosque in Parachinar city, the headquarters of Kurram Agency on Friday.
Wahhabi Militant commander Fazal Saeed Haqqani, who had recently quit the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) led by Hakimullah Mahsud and formed his own faction, the TTP Islahi, claimed responsibility for the Parachinar attack.
A Wahhabi suicide bomber targeted the Shia traders’ dominated market in the Parachinar area of Kurram Agency on Friday martyred at least 28 Shia Muslims and wounding more than 47 others in the bloody suicide blast in the Kurram Agency headquarter Parachinar.
According to reports from Kurram Agency, The bomb exploded at Main Market of Parachinar has badly damaged the shops in the market as a result of the blast targeted the Shia Muslims of the tribal area.
“It was a suicide attack. Many killed and injured,” a senior Pakistani security official confirmed.
The Shia elders of the kurram agency claimed that the suicide bomber was coming from the Farooqia Mosuqe (Masjid-e-Zarar) a bastion of Wahabi Taliban terrorists situated at main market targeted the Shia Muslims of Parachinar claims 8 lives.
The Shia dominated Parachinar is the main town in Kurram Agency, part of Pakistan’s tribal belt on the northwestern border with Afghanistan that was suffering the bloody sectarian violence from the Saudi-backed Taliban and Wahbais against the Shia Muslims from last three decades.
Security forces cordoned off the area after the blast. Rescue teams reached at the scene soon after the blast and shifted bodies and injured people to hospital. Emergency has been imposed in district headquarter hospital.