Terrorists will fail to regain their lost relevance: Army Chief

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that the terrorists will fail in their attempt to regain lost relevance.

His remarks came hours after a bomb blast ripped through a crowdedly vegetable market in Parachinar area of Kurram Agency which left at least 21 persons including two teenagers martyred and more than 50 injured.

The COAS directed for carrying out quick evacuation and provision of best medical care to the Parachinar blast victims, the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote on his official twitter account.

The bomb blast occurred at 8:50 am on Saturday when a large number people were busy in shopping vegetables and suddenly an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted in an apple cart went off.

The injured were evocated by the Pakistan army helicopters to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar and Lady Ready Hospital (LRH).

The Spokesman of the banned terror out Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Umar Khurasani accepted the responsibility for the Parachinar blast.

In a message viral on social media, the TTP Spokesman said that the blast carried out in reaction to the arrests of Asif Choto and Muhammad Ishaque by the law enforcers in Pakistan recently.

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