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59 killed in Pakistan police college attack

QUETTA, Pakistan, October 25, 2016

An attack by militants on a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Monday killed at least 59 cadets and guards, officials were quoted as saying.

Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Monday, reportedly taking hostages. A major security operation lasted for hours and all attackers were killed, said the BBC report.

Islamic State (IS) said its fighters had carried out the attack, although officials have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi for the attack.

Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, has seen similar attacks by both separatists and various Islamist militant factions in recent years.

Hundreds of trainees were evacuated from Balochistan Police College as troops arrived to repel the militants, the report said.

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