21 Shia Muslims martyred, 50 injured in a bomb blast in Parachinar

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Published in Pakistan
Saturday, 21 January 2017

At least twenty one Shia Muslims were killed and fifty others were injured in a bomb blast at vegetable and fruit market in Parachinar, Kurram Agency on Saturday morning. Parachinar is Shia majority capital city of FATA’s Kurrum Agency.

According to ISPR, the bomb blast occurred at 8:50 am. The security forces personnel have cordoned off the area, and the military helicopters are shifting the injured to hospitals.

The political administration in Kurram tribal agency confirmed the death toll and said the injured were shifted to the agency headquarters hospital, where there is shortage of doctors and medical facilities. At least 10 patients were said to be in critical condition.

Shia Muslims have blamed Pakistani state authorities whose biased and partial policies against Shia Muslims have emboldened the takfiri terrorists of banned Deobandi terror outfits such as ASWJ, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Taliban, Daesh, al-Qaida, Jamaatul Ahrar and Jundulla. 

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the Parachinar blast. The PM expressed deep sorrow and grief over loss of precious lives in the blast.
PM Nawaz Sharif directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical treatment to the injured of Parachinar blast.
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has strongly condemned the blast and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the blast. He sympathized with the bereaved families. The Interior Minister sought a report about the incident.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra also condemned the blast, and sympathized with the bereaved families.
In a statement, the Governor said the war on terror will continue until the last terrorist is eliminated. He said the cowardly terror attacks cannot weaken the nation's resolve against the menace.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb also condemned the blast, and expressed sorrow over the loss of lives.
In a statement, she reiterated the government's commitment to eliminate the last terrorist from the country.
She said the enemies of peace in the country will be dealt with an iron hand.
The Minister of State said such cowardly attacks cannot dent the resolve of the nation against the menace of terrorism.

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