Quetta, Pak­istan

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Col­lege at­tack: At least 60 cadets and guards were killed, and more than 100 in­jured, in an at­tack on a po­lice train­ing col­lege in Quetta, the cap­i­tal of Pak­istan’s Balochis­tan prov­ince, on Mon­day. Two of the at­tack­ers blew them­selves up, caus­ing most of the ca­su­al­ties; a third was shot dead be­fore he could det­o­nate his vest. Daesh claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, and posted pho­tos on­line of three armed men it said had car­ried it out. Pak­istani of­fi­cials blamed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an Is­lamist group af­fil­i­ated to the Tal­iban; sources said that it is pos­si­ble the group con­ducted the as­sault on Daesh’s be­half. Daesh also claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the last ma­jor atroc­ity in Quetta in Au­gust, when a sui­cide bomber at­tacked a hospi­tal, killing scores of peo­ple, many of them lawyers mourn­ing a mur­dered friend.

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