At least 32 Shiite were killed and dozens others wounded on Sunday in a blast at a used clothes market in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area.
Hospital sources told that, 55 people were injured as a result of the blast out of which more than 15 victims are in critical condition.
Takfiri Terrorist group LeJ claims responsibility
A sectarian outfit, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) ‘international’ wing, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Aalmi (LeJ World) claimed responsibility for the blasts.
The organisation’s spokesman Ali Abu Sufyan, in an email, claimed that his organisation is behind the blast, warning the people of Parachinar to stop sending their children to take part in the Syrian war.
The market was bustling with people who were out shopping for clothes. As winter season arrives locals throng lunda (used clothes markets) bazaars to buy used and second-hand clothes.
A Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) official told DawnNews that, “It was a timed device bomb. Around 30 to 35 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast.”