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Double suicide attack targets Pakistan barracks

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Double suicide attack targets Pakistan barracks


A bomb detonated in a car left a breach in the perimeter wall of a military compound in Quetta, Pakistan, allowing a suicide bomber to enter on foot and detonate his device.

At least 24 people are dead, many of them soldiers from a unit that helped arrest a senior Taliban figure in the town two weeks ago.

The Pakistani Taliban says it carried out the attack, in revenge for the arrest of Younis al-Mauritani.

He is suspected of involvement in al Qaeda attacks in Europe, the US and Australia.

The local hospital has been overwhelmed with casualties from the blast.

A total of 61 people were wounded, many of them seriously.

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