ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Security officials look for evidence at the site of a gun attack that killed four policemen in Karachi, Pakistan June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
ISLAMABAD - 24 June 2017: Bombs killed at least 30 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 15 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said.
Seven police officers were among those killed in the first attack, in Quetta, which happened when police stopped the car to search it at a checkpoint, the Daily Mail reported.
Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital, said the bomber had detonated a car packed with explosives.
At least 13 bodies were taken to hospital, along with 19 wounded people, said Wasim Baig, a spokesman for the Civil Hospital in Quetta.
Nine security officials were among the wounded, said Fareed Sumalan, a doctor at the hospital.
Jamaat ur Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message sent to Reuters by its spokesman, Asad Mansur.
"Our attacks will continue until a true sharia system is enforced in Pakistan," the spokesman said, referring to Islamic law.