Three bombings, targeting civilians and security personnel, killed at least 54 people, and wounded 120 others, in Parachinar and Quetta in Pakistan on Friday.
According to Dawn News, most casualties happened in the Parachinar suicide bombings - 41 dead and about 100 wounded. The first suicide bomber detonated his explosives, killing and wounding a number of people.
Eyewitnesses in Parachinar said that this blast took place in the busy Turi Market when people were busy shopping for Eid, reported Dawn News.
When responders arrived at the scene to help the wounded, a second suicide bomber detonated his explosives.
Just hours earlier, a car bomb was detonated in Quetta that left 13 dead and more than 20 wounded.
This incident happened outside the Balochistan police inspector general’s office at Shuhada Chowk.
While no group claimed responsibility for the twin attacks in Parachinar, two groups said they had carried out the suicide car bombing in Quetta. The groups were Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Daesh.
About three weeks ago, security forces claimed to have conducted an operation near Mastung town of Balochistan in which 12 suspected Daesh fighters had been killed.