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Suspected suicide bomber kills 45 on Pakistani-Indian border

November 2, 2014 20:01

LAHORE, Pakistan - At least 45 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Pakistani-Indian border, police said, just after a daily ceremony when troops from both sides simultaneously lower the two nations' flags.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a response to the Pakistani army's actions against their positions in tribal areas straddling Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

The suicide bombing took place in a car park on the Pakistani side at least 500 meters from the border with India. No Indian troops were hurt in the attack.

Pakistani police said they were investigating the attack and a doctor said up to 70 people had been wounded.

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