At least 41 people were killed and
100 others injured in three bombings Friday
in a tribal area of northwestern Pakistan,
In the first attack, a roadside bomb hit a
vehicle in the Kurram Agency, which is part
of Pakistan's restive tribal regions that
border Afghanistan, officials said. The vehicle
was taking passengers to the city of
Parachinar, which is the agency's
administrative center, officials said.
Later, two bombings in Parachinar killed at
least 39 people and injured 100 others,
Officials said both blasts happened just
before people were to celebrate iftar, the
fast-breaking dinner eaten at sunset during
the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
One of the bombs, apparently attached to a
motorcycle, exploded in the city's bazaar,
No group immediately claimed responsibility
for the attack.