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Pakistan's Quetta Mourns Victims Of Police-Academy Attack


Police move coffins containing the bodies of their comrades for burial in their hometowns following a deadly attack by Islamic State militants that left dozens dead.

Police move coffins containing the bodies of their comrades for burial in their hometowns following a deadly attack by Islamic State militants that left dozens dead.

The Pakistani city of Quetta was in mourning to commemorate the victims of a militant attack on a local police academy.

Businesses and offices across the city were shuttered on October 26 as funerals got under way for some of the 61 cadets -- most of them in their 20s -- who were killed in the attack on the night of October 24-25.

Some 123 people were injured in the assault by Islamic State militants.

Some offices in other cities across Pakistan were also closed in a sign of solidarity and flags were flying at half-staff.

The police academy attack has revived painful memories of a December 2014 attack on an army school in Peshawar that left more than 150 dead.

Based on reporting by AP, Dawn, and AFP
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