Pakistan paramilitary base blasts kill almost 70

At least 69 people have been killed in a suspected twin suicide bombing at a paramilitary force academy in north-western Pakistan, police say.

There are also reports of a number of injuries, some believed to be serious.

The attack at the training centre in Shabqadar, Charsadda district is the biggest terrorist attack in Pakistan since U.S. forces killed al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden at the start of the month.

Taliban militants said the attack was revenge for the death of the man behind the 9/11 attacks.

Most of the victims are said to be cadets from the Frontier Corps who were preparing to go on leave after completing a training course.

Shabqadar is on the border with Afghanistan, some 35km north-west of Peshawar.

NEW DELHI, May 13 (RIA Novosti)


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