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Police Officers Among Dead in Car Bomb Blast in Quetta

“A total of 216 people were injured in the twin blasts”.Daesh-linked banned groups Lashkar-e-Jahangvi Al-Alami had claimed responsibility for the bombings in Quetta and Parachinar. 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.Emergency has been declared in the hospitals and all injured were shifted to the agency’s headquarters hospital.Mother of a police officer, who was killed by gunmen, mourns next to her son’s body, carried into an ambulance at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, late Friday, June 23, 2017.Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel also reached the site of the attack to aid in the rescue efforts.A suicide auto bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan has killed 11 people and wounded 20.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the terrorist attacks in Pakistan and called for bringing the perpetrators to justice.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.The toll in the twin blasts that hit a market in Pakistan’s Parachinar city has increased to 67, the media reported.Video footage after the attack showed civilians dragging bleeding victims outside to waiting ambulances in the chaos that came when the bombs exploded in Parachinar before the sundown meal breaking the daily Ramadan fast. The explosion had occurred early morning around 8:50AM in the city’s Eidgah market, where a large number of people were shopping for fruits and vegetables.That attack shocked a country already grimly accustomed to atrocities, and prompted the military to intensify an operation in the tribal areas targeting militants.In Baluchistan, provincial government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the car-bomb blast happened near the office of the inspector general (IG) of police.In the evening, two armed men on a motorcycle, with their faces covered with helmets, opened fire on police officers at a roadside restaurant in Karachi and killed four of them.Local administration of Kurram Agency believes the terrorists were planted to target Al-Quds rally in Parachinar city – the only Shia-dominated tribal area – but failed due to heightened security.An official from Baluchistan’s bomb disposal unit said the auto contained up to 95kg of explosives.It also offered condolences to the people and government of Pakistan for the attacks it said sought to upend the country’s stability.