At least 15 people were reportedly killed and dozens others injured in an apparent bombing at a clothes bazaar in Pakistan’s Parachinar area in the Kurram Valley. According to various estimates, 30-47 people were injured in the blast. At least 15 of them are in critical condition, DawnNews reports.
It was not immediately clear whether the bombing on Sunday was a suicide attack or a remotely controlled detonation.
A security source told DawnNews two suspects have been taken into custody.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The Kurram district is one of the most sensitive areas in Pakistan, bordering the restive North Waziristan area and three Afghani provinces. The region that is home to mixed ethnic groups has suffered several violent incidents perpetrated by Sunni extremists in recent years.
This area is reportedly become recruiting ground for the pro Asad fighters by Iran as majority of the people are of Shia faith Muslims. Those who were killed in Syria were later buried in Iran said report.