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Suicide bomber kills 82 cadets in Pakistan
The Taliban have claimed that this attack was meant to avenge the Osama killing, but local officials point to the involvement of a Taliban group lead by Umar Khalid, which is fighting the Pakistan army in Mohmand.
THE RADICAL elements in Pakistan today sent a clear message that killing of Osama bin Laden would be avenged, when a suicide bomber blew himself killing 82 paramilitary cadets Charsadda town of northwest Pakistan.
The suicide bomber struck at the gate of Frontier Constabulary at Shabqadar Fort in Charsadda, where cadets were preparing to board vehicles to return to their homes for a 10-day leave after six months of training.
Soon after the suicide blast, another blast hit the area, both killing at least 63 cadets on the spot, which rose to about 82 till the last reports came in. Although it has not been confirmed, whether this attack was carried out against the American action but local officials said that it was likely connected to the army assault against local Talibans in Mohmand area in Afghanistan.

Government officials have refrained to comment on the possible attackers but said that criminals will be brought to book. Officials admitted that the attack was gruesome and could lead to more casualties as a number of cadets have been seriously injured.

The attack has lead to the killing of 82 people and around 150 have been injured.
The death toll was high as cadets were waiting for transport outside the gates of their training centre. The cadets were all very happy and in a merry mood after undergoing the gruelling six-month training but the mood changed as soon as the bomber struck, an official said.
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