6 killed, 38 injured in blast in northwest Pak

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At least six people were killed and 38 others injured today in a suicide blast at a market in restive northwest Pakistan’s Kurram Agency.

The bomber blew himself up in Parachinar’s Shandak Bazaar.

The blast left at least six people dead and 38 others injured, officials said.

The condition of many of the injured people was said to be critical. They were to be shifted to Peshawar for treatment.

Security forces have cordoned off the area while emergency services have been dispatched to the site.

The administration has declared an emergency at all hospitals in the area.

An Army medical evacuation  helicopter has also been flown to Parachinar for evacuation of the injured, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed grief over the blast and condemned the attack. “It is our responsibility to continue the war against terrorists,” he said.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar ordered an inquiry report.

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