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Tension has mounted in and around Quetta's Police Training College

Terrorists kill 60 cadets in Quetta police college

  The Monday (Oct 24) night overnight attack on a police training academy in Pakistan’s restive Quetta city has left over 60 cadets and three militants dead, with 118 injured, making it one of the deadliest strikes in the country this year. The attack on the Police Training Co

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