Pakistan blast: At least 11 killed, over 40 injured in Parachinar

Namrata Tripathi
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At least 11 people were killed and over 40 wounded after a bomb blast hit Pakistan's Parachinar city on Friday.

Local political agent Ikramullah Khan confirmed the number of casualties. The blast reportedly took place near the women's entrance of a Shia mosque in the central bazar, where people had gathered for Friday prayers.

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There was no immediate claim of responsibilty of the blast.

"The attack took place in a busy area and a women's mosque appears to be the target," a parliamentarian from Parachinar, Sajid Hussain said.

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Last month, more than 80 people were killed and dozens wounded in an attack on a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan that was claimed by Islamic State.

In January, at least 21 people were killed in the same region when an explosion hit a vegetable market in Parachinar, which is located near the border with Afghanistan.

More details of the incident are awaited.

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