Two Explosions Rock Police Training Center in Pakistan, Killing 80

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Pakistani soldier stands guard at the site of a suicide and bomb attack outside the Frontier Constabulary main training center in Shabqadar town on May 13, 2011 (A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty)

A coordinated bombing in Shabquadar Fort, north of Peshawar Pakistan has killed at least 80 people. The Pakistan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a revenge killing for Osama bin Laden's death. However, the government denies that this attack was linked to Osama bin Laden. Declan Walsh, Pakistan correspondent for The Guardian describes the scene, saying "he entire town has become a ghost town." BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet says that it almost doesn't matter if the bombing was in retaliation for bin Laden's death as Pakistanis know they are "living in a volatile and increasingly violent country."

Guests:

Lyse Doucet and Declan Walsh

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