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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Two Pakistan Attacks

One soldier has been killed and three injured in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.

The explosion occurred at a checkpoint in the afternoon of December 12, officials said.

In a separate incident in Karachi, a retired army officer was shot dead when two men on a motorcycle opened fire on him in a residential district.

A spokesman for the Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks in an email received by Radio Mashaal.

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    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.