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23 killed in Rawalpindi attack

rawalpindi blast 400ISLAMABAD: A suicide attack on procession in Rawalpindi overnight killed 23 people and wounded another 62, a police rescue spokeswoman told AFP.

 

Deeba Shehnaz said the death toll rose from 16 after patients, who were critically wounded in the attack, died from their injuries in various hospitals.

 

"A total of 23 people have expired and 62 injured, eight of them are children," she said.

 

"The 23 apparently include the bomber because we have pieces of the body that have apparently not been identified," she added.

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