At least 23 people were killed and 70 injured in a blast at new fruit market of Parachinar in Kuram agency.

Funeral prayer of the 20 people killed in incident was offered at central Imambargah in Parachinar.

Inspector General of Frontier Corps Major General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, Commandant tall Bridge Brig Amir Muhammad Khan, Member National Assembly Sajid Topri, Political Agency Khurram Ikram Ullah, people from different walk of life, relatives of the deceased also attended the funeral prayers.

A shutter down strike was observed in the Parachinar City to condemn the blast that killed innocent people.

The whole city wore deserted and aggrieved look as people observed a day of mourning.

According to ISPR, the blast was carried out by an improvised explosive device which was hidden in a vegetable box.

Security Forces cordoned off the area immediately after the blast and launched relief and rescue operation.

The injured were shifted to agency headquarters hospital.

While 20 seriously injured were taken to Peshawar through Army Helicopter.

Meanwhile Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed butt visited combined military hospital to inquire after the injured.

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