efe-epaPeshawar, Pakistan

At least 45 people were killed and 261 injured in Friday's twin explosions at a market in northwestern Pakistan's Parachinar, the capital of Kurram Agency, according to the latest figures released by local authorities.

"The death toll has reached 45. A total of 261 injured were shifted to the Parachinar hospital," Farid Ullah, spokesperson for Kurram Agency local government, told EFE Saturday.

Ullah added 13 died in hospital, and that 62 critically injured people were sent to hospitals in Peshawar.

Seventy-eight of the injured have been discharged, he said.

In the early hours of Saturday, some 20-25 of the critically injured victims were taken to the government-run Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, about 140 kilometers east of Parachinar, an epa journalist reports.

As the quality of healthcare facilities is basic in Parachinar, which is remote and lies just east of the border with Afghanistan, some bombing victims’ loved ones drove them to Peshawar in their own vehicles.

On Friday afternoon, barely two hours before the call to conclude the day's fast as part of the ongoing Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two bombs went off at a crowded Parachinar market within a few minutes of each other.

At the time, locals were rounding-up the last-minute preparations and shopping for the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities on Monday, that marks the end of Ramadan.

In what was a tragic day for Pakistan, the Parachinar blasts followed just hours after a suicide car bomb attack outside the police headquarters in the city of Quetta, capital of the southeastern province of Baluchistan, killing 11 people and wounded 25 others.

While violence in Pakistan has reduced significantly in recent years thanks to military operations, tribal areas and Baluchistan continue to bear the brunt of insurgency.