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5 killed in Pak bombing

A suicide bomber was involved in the first auto bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 12 people and wounded 20.Farhat said officers were still trying to determine whether it was a vehicle bomb.On March 31, a auto bomb blast near an Imambargah of Shia Muslims killed 23 people and injured 70 others.The twin blasts in Parachinar were reported to have occurred in Turi Market near Tal Adda, where a bus terminal is also located while the second explosion targeted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast, according to the Dawn News.”It’s possible the IGP office was the target, or the assailants were trying to enter the (Army) cantonment which is close by”, he said.TV reports showed shattered windows of nearby buildings, damaged vehicles and bloodied pieces of human flesh littered the area.Security officials also confirmed that the blast was the result of a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device which exploded after the “suspicious” driver was spotted by policemen.An eyewitness told The Nation, “I was two minutes away from the scene when I heard a loud explosion”.Security forces cordoned off the site of the blast and began investigating after rescue services shifted the injured and deceased to the hospital.No terrorist group has so far claimed the responsibility for the blast.Wasim Beg, a spokesman at a government hospital, said the death toll from the bombing had risen to 11 throughout the morning. Asad Mansoor, spokesman for Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, vowed more such attacks. Islamic State Khorasan Province, the Middle Eastern group’s affiliate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been known to work with the myriad of Pakistani militant groups in previous attacks, including with JuA.