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Pakistan paramilitary Shabqadar base bombings 'kill 80'

Other News Materials 13 May 2011 12:32
Twin bomb attacks on a paramilitary force academy in north-west Pakistan have killed 80 people, police say.
Pakistan paramilitary Shabqadar base bombings 'kill 80'

Twin bomb attacks on a paramilitary force academy in north-west Pakistan have killed 80 people, police say, BBC reported.

A number of people were hurt in the blasts at the training centre for the Frontier Constabulary in Shabqadar, Charsadda district.

After early suspicions that one of the bombs was planted, police now say both blasts were caused by suicide attacks.

The Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the attack to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month.

The al-Qaeda leader was killed during a US commando raid in the northern Pakistani town of Abbottabad on 2 May.

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