facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bombs kill at least 45, wound dozens in Pakistan

June 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM   |   Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 30 (UPI) -- Bombs detonated in Peshawar and Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more, authorities said.

The BBC reported the bomb in Quetta was suspected to have been a suicide attack that killed 28 people in a Shia neighborhood that has been plagued by sectarian violence. Dawn newspaper reported 70 others were wounded in the attack.

Quetta police officer Mir Zubair Mehmood told Dawn the bomber was on a bicycle when he set off his explosives in a crowd in an area where there were strict security measures.

The blast in Peshawar targeted security forces and left 17 people dead and 46 injured, Dawn said.

The bomb was detonated in the Bedhber area by remote control as a paramilitary convoy patrolling the area passed by, CNN reported. Police said about 88 pounds of explosives were placed in the vehicle.

The British network said it wasn't known who was responsible for the bombings.

Topics: Nawaz Sharif
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Madeleine McCann report finds authorities hindered investigation
2
Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California
3
At least 6 dead in Paris apartment explosion
4
Islamic State allegedly beheads second American journalist
5
Bronx man dies by self-decapitation
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback