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At least 27 Pakistani troops killed in blast

February 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Pakistan's military said at least 27 of its troops are dead after a suicide bomb attack at a training camp in the northwest town of Mardan.

Officials said 40 others were wounded in the bombing.

It's one of the worst attacks on security forces in recent months.

The bomber was a teenager dressed in a school uniform, according to authorities.

The Pakistani Taliban claims the bomber was a soldier who volunteered to carry out the attack.