At least 48 police trainees are killed in extremist attack on academy in Pakistan – Los Angeles Times

Gunmen stormed a police training center late Monday in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 48 police trainees, authorities said.

Baluchistan’s top health official, Noor Haq Baloch, said at least 106 people were wounded — mostly police trainees and some paramilitary troops.

A security official put the death toll at 51. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Maj. Gen. Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, told reporters that the attackers appeared to be in contact with handlers in Afghanistan. He said the attackers belonged to the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group, an Islamic militant group affiliated with Al Qaeda.

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