Dozens killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan
Read original article on the Guardian or read some of the key points below;
- At least 37 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan, according to local officials.
- Early on Friday, a suicide car bomber killed 12 people in Quetta in the volatile south-west. In the afternoon, twin blasts hit a market in Parachinar, the largest city in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 100, medical officials said.
- The explosion in Quetta seemingly targeted the office of the inspector general of police. Four officers were among those killed in the blast, which occurred after a car carrying explosives was pulled over at a checkpoint.
- Despite continued bloodshed, there has been a marked decrease in violence in Pakistan in recent years. Deaths declined by almost two-thirds between 2014 and 2016.
- Last year, 1,803 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Pakistan, about 600 of them civilians, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal.