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அமைதிமார்க்கத்தினர் பாகிஸ்தானில் குண்டுவெடித்ததில் 60 பேர் பலி வீடியோ
Suicide bombs kill 59 outside Pakistani arms plant
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two Pakistani Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the country's main defense industry complex on Thursday, killing at least 59 people as workers were leaving at the end of their shift, officials said.
Other sources put the death toll higher. State television quoted hospital officials as saying it had reached 71.
Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.
Nuclear-armed Pakistan is on the front line of the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism and al Qaeda-linked militants have launched a wave of attacks on the security forces over the past year, bombing military camps, patrols and vehicles.
The violence combined with political uncertainty has helped undermine investor confidence and send the country's financial markets on a downward spiral.
"There were bodies lying everywhere and wounded people soaked in blood were screaming for help," said Shah, the manager of a petrol station near the industrial complex in Wah, 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Islamabad.
"Many of the wounded were either without legs or hands. I could see body parts hanging on trees," he said.
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman said the blasts were retaliation for military operations against militants in the northwestern region of Bajaur