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Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint in Quetta, Pakistan kills three

At least three paramilitary soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide attack in southwest Pakistan on Sunday, officials said, as the South Asian nation sees a spike in attacks on security forces over the last month.

A suicide bomber on a motorcycle packed with 6 kg of explosives had rammed a vehicle in a paramilitary convoy, Azhar Akram, deputy inspector general of the Quetta police said.

An Islamist militant organization called Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The TTP, which renewed its allegiance to the Afghan Taliban after the fall of Kabul, has recently stepped up its campaign against the Pakistani army.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack in a tweet, and offered condolences and prayers for those affected by it.

(Production: Shahabuddin Shahab)

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