The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

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Posted: Jun 24, 2017 1:36 PM
The Latest: Death toll from Pakistan attacks climbs to 85

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 80 people (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 67, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks to 85.

Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar, said Saturday that many of the victims of the Friday attacks are in critical condition and feared death toll may further increases.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian Sunni extremist group, claimed the bombings in Parachinar, a majority-Shiite town.

A suicide car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta has killed 14 people. The Quetta attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction and the Islamic State group. Four police officers were gunned down in southern city of Karachi.

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2:15 p.m.

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market in the northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to 55, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 73.

Shahid Khan, a local official in Parachinar, said Saturday that many of the victims of the attacks are in critical condition.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian Sunni extremist group, claimed the bombings in Parachinar, a Shiite-dominated town.

The death toll from a suicide car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta has also risen, to 14. The Quetta attack was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction and the Islamic State group. Also on Friday, four police officers were gunned down in southern city of Karachi.

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11:15 a.m.

A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 40 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks on Friday to 56.

Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar, said Saturday that many of the victims of the attacks are in critical condition.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian Sunni extremist group, claimed the twin bombings at a crowded market in Parachinar, a Shiite-dominated town.

. Another 12 people were killed in a suicide car bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta, in an attack claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction and the Islamic State group. Four police officers were gunned down in southern city of Karachi.