A suicide attack targeting a military parade on Thursday killed at least 20 soldiers in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Mardan, police said.
“In a suicide attack by a boy in school uniform in Punjab Regimental Centre, Mardan early morning today, 20 persons embraced martyrdom while 20 were injured,” the Pakistan military said.
Abdullah Khan, a senior police officer in the town, said 19 soldiers were killed in the attack and 26 others wounded.
Two military officials in Peshawar confirmed the suicide attack and the death toll.
Mardan is some 30 kilometres northeast of the regional capital Peshawar.
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