At least 25 people were killed in a blast at vegetable market in Kurram Agency’s Parachinar area on Saturday morning. Blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) which was hidden in a vegetable box. According to media reports, proscribed Lashkar-i-Jhangvi al-Alami along with Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter Shehryar Mehsud group claimed the responsibility of the attack.
Market was crowded with retailers buying fruits and vegetables and unfortunate ones became victims of remote-controlled explosion. In a similar blast in 2015 at least 25 people were killed when a device containing about 35 kilograms of explosives ripped through a makeshift market in Parachinar town of Kurram tribal region.
After successful military operations security situation has improved significantly all over the country. But still a lot more needs to be done to completely get rid of the menace of terrorism. There is dire need to implement all 20-points of National Action Plan in true letter and spirit to eliminate terrorism from country.
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