Suicide attack at Pakistan army facility kills 10

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 10, 2011 06:46


PESHAWAR, Pakistan  — A suicide attacker attacked a group of soldiers during their morning exercises at an army training camp in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers, security officials said.

The attack happened in the town of Mardan, which like many other parts of Pakistan's regions bordering Afghanistan has been the target of Islamist militant attacks.

Several soldiers also were wounded in the blast, police official Nawaz Khan said.

An army spokesman confirmed the attack and the circumstances, but said the death toll was 14, with around a dozen soldiers wounded. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media on the record.

Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants frequently send suicide bombers to take out Pakistani police and army troops, in part because security forces have waged offensives against the militants in the northwest.


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