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Tensions rise after bin Laden ‘revenge’ attack

The killing of Osama bin Laden has put intense strain on US-Pakistan relations, but they will need to put this behind them if chaos is to be avoided, writes Raymond Barrett in Washington DC

14th May, 2011
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The first major ‘revenge’ attack on Pakistani soil since the killing of Osama bin Laden took place last Friday when two suicide bombers killed at least 80 people and wounded 100 after targeting recruits at a military training academy in the northwest city of Shabqadar.

The dead were mainly young men who had just completed a nine-month training course with the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary force tasked with combating militants in the border regions next...

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