Friday, June 23, 2017

Pakistan: Killing spree sees 45 murdered and 100 injured

(Islamabad) A raft of deadly attacks across Pakistan sees that country finalise Ramadan with a murderous body count.

In the first incident, a car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta that killed at least 12 people and wounded 20.

Hours later,  twin bombings, minutes apart, hit a crowded market in a Shiite-dominated city in Parachinar, the main city in the Kurram tribal region, and killed 24 people, mostly minority Shiite Muslims, according to government administrator Zahid Hussain.

Friday evening, gunmen in the port city of Karachi attacked police officers at a roadside restaurant and killed four of them before fleeing.

In the city of Mandi Bahauddin, a man murdered a couple and their daughter with a sharp instrument.

Yesterday, Mohammad Aslam killed Mohammad Islam and Mohammad Nazeer on suspicions of having inappropriate relations with his wife in the village of Kunnat.

Ramadan death toll stands at 4,500.