Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

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At least 13 people, including seven police officers, were killed and at least 19 were wounded, officials said. Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital, told Reuters the bomber had detonated a auto packed with explosives.

Later, the Islamic State group said in a competing claim that it was behind the attack. "But some local criminal and militants are sort of bandwagoning them just like when Taliban emerged, and many local criminals did that".

Two back-to-back blasts today tore through a market crowded with people shopping for Eid in the minority Shia dominated Parachinar area of Pakistan's Kurram tribal district, killing 25 people and injuring 100 others.

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The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said. Another person had died later after security forces opened fire on a crowd trying to hold a demonstration in front of the political agent's office in protest against increasing terrorist attacks. Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel reached the site of the attack to aid in rescue efforts.

Authorities are transporting the dead and wounded to hospitals, he said.

At least 24 people have been killed and many injured in bombings in the north and south of Pakistan, officials say.

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