Dozens killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan

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  1. At least 37 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in two separate attacks in Pakistan, according to local officials.
  2. Early on Friday, a suicide car bomber killed 12 people in Quetta in the volatile south-west. In the afternoon, twin blasts hit a market in Parachinar, the largest city in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, killing at least 25 and injuring more than 100, medical officials said.
  3. The explosion in Quetta seemingly targeted the office of the inspector general of police. Four officers were among those killed in the blast, which occurred after a car carrying explosives was pulled over at a checkpoint.
  4. Despite continued bloodshed, there has been a marked decrease in violence in Pakistan in recent years. Deaths declined by almost two-thirds between 2014 and 2016.
  5. Last year, 1,803 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Pakistan, about 600 of them civilians, according to the South Asia Terrorism Portal.



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