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Suicide blast in Rawalpindi kills 12, injures 16


A suicide bomb blast near RA Bazaar in Rawalpindi killed 12 people including six army personnel and injured 16 others, Express News reported on Monday.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted a joint check post of the police and the Pakistan Army.
The injured were taken to Combined Military Hospital for medical attention.
The blast took place in front of the National Logistics Cell building near the General Headquarters of the Pakistan military and the RA police station.
According to SSP Operations, the suicide bomber was between 18 and 20 years of age. Eye witnesses said that the suicide bomber was on a motorcycle. There are reports of a second suicide bomber.
Security forces have cordoned off the area and further investigation is underway.

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