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Bombs Hit Pakistani City of Lahore, 45 Dead


Police in Pakistan say two suicide bomb attacks in the eastern city of Lahore have killed at least 45 people and wounded nearly 100 others.

A series of smaller explosions was reported throughout the city following the coordinated attack Friday morning.

Provincial police chief Tariq Saleem Dogar told reporters the two bombers struck within seconds of each other.

Witnesses say they were targeting a convoy of military vehicles passing through a busy area. At least 10 of the dead were soldiers.

Authorities suspect al-Qaida-linked extremists are behind the coordinated attack.

The incident is the second attack in Lahore this week. A suicide car bomb killed 13 people and wounded 70 others on Monday.

Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.

The violence this week broke what had been a relative lull in major attacks in Pakistani cities.

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