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Twin bombing attacks kill 80 outside Pakistan paramilitary training center

Haaretz.com (NewsAgencies)

May 13, 2011 | 12:29 am

Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility on Friday for a suicide bomb attack on paramilitary academy in a northwestern town that killed at least 80 people.

“It’s the first revenge for the martyrdom of ... bin Laden. There will be more,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said by telephone from an undisclosed location.

U.S. forces killed bin Laden in his hideout in a Pakistani town on May 2.

A suicide bomber reportedly detonated at least one of the blasts at the main gate of the facility for the Frontier Constabulary, a poorly equipped but front-line force in Pakistan’s battle against al-Qaida and allied Islamist groups close to the Afghan border. Like other branches of Pakistan security forces, it has received U.S. funding.

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