Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pakistan - Anger grows in Parachinar after three attacks in six months

Members of the Shia community in Parachinar protested Monday as the death toll from twin blasts four days earlier rose to 97, marking a grisly Eid for the town worst hit by militancy so far in 2017.
Officials confirmed that five more injured of Friday’s blasts died in hospital, which pushed the death toll to 97. At least 10 others are said to be in precarious condition.
Dozens of protesters offered their Eid prayers wearing black armbands in the market in Parachinar, where the bombs tore through crowds of shoppers on Friday, local officials said.
“The death toll from Friday’s blasts has reached 97,” local administration official Basir Khan Wazir told AFP. He said the local administration was trying to negotiate with the protesters.


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