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Suicide Bomber Strikes Military Camp In Pakistan

From left to right, Afghan Border Police Lt. Gen. Fazluddin Ayar, commander of the ABP Zone 301; U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East commander; Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Zaman Waziri, the 201st Corps commander; and Pakistan Army Lt. Gen. Hedayat Ur Rehman, commander of the 11th Army Corps walk together to the meeting location at Operational Base Fenty Jan. 18, 2015. The Afghanistan and Pakistan military leaders met as part of a new effort to root out terrorism and bring safety and security to the region. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jarrod Morris, TAAC-E Public Affairs/Released)

A suicide bomber in Islamabad, Pakistan detonated explosives attached to his body at an army base. At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 injured in the attack, which was the first major attack in Swat and the deadliest attack against the military in years. The bomber attacked during a volleyball game the soldiers were having while off duty. The Pakistani Taliban took responsibility for the attack, and the government is trying to track down the group leader Maulana Fazlullah. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, which is the Pakistan Army’s media wing, “the attacker yesterday targeted the sports area of the armed forces’ unit and those killed include seven soldiers who were critically injured in the attack. A captain of the Pakistan Army was among the dead.

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