Suicide attack kills nearly 54 in eastern Pakistan

November 2, 2014 6:15 PM

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LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated explosives near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint near the country's eastern border with India on Sunday, killing at least 54 people in the deadliest attack to hit the country in several months, police and government officers said.

The explosion hit near the checkpoint at the Wagah border crossing as hundreds of people were returning from a military parade on the outskirts of Lahore, provincial police chief Mushtaq Sukhera said.

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