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Pakistan: Dozens killed and injured in suicide blast on border with India

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Pakistan: Dozens killed and injured in suicide blast on border with India

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More than 50 people are reported dead and over 100 others have been wounded in a suicide attack on Pakistan’s border with India.

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander has claimed responsibility for the blast which happened after a daily ceremony at the Wagah border crossing that always attracts crowds.

The suicide bomber struck as people were heading home. Women and children are among the casualties. Some of the around 120 people injured are said to be in a serious condition.

India says its side of the crossing was not affected.

Huge crowds visit the Wagah border crossing near the Pakistani city of Lahore to witness the flags of both countries being lowered just before sunset.