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