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At least 18 people were killed and more than 100 others injured on Friday in powerful twin blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistan's Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. Officials said that 18 people were killed and at least 100 others injured in the explosions. The emergency and rescue services shifted the injured to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar. The security forces cordoned off the entire area and started a search operation. Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel reached the site of the attack to aid in rescue efforts.