Pakistan unrest: Quetta troops hit by suicide attacks

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    Suicide bombers have attacked the residence of a military official in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least 19 people.

    The first attacker detonated a car bomb, and a second militant blew himself up in the house of the city's Frontier Corps chief.

    Some of the dead were members of the corps - a paramilitary force battling militants on the Afghan border.

    No group has said it carried out the attack.

    The Frontier Corps had taken part in an operation to catch an al-Qaeda militant earlier this week, according to the army.

    Militants linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, as well as ethnic Baloch militants, are active in the area.

    Police official Hamid Shakil told AFP news agency that the attackers had killed at least four members of the Frontier Corps.

    The corps chief's wife and two of his children were also killed.

    "It was a twin suicide attack. The house was badly damaged. The deputy inspector general himself is injured," he said.

    At least 32 people were injured in the explosions, he said

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