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Islamic State claims Pakistani police attack

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>> Islamic State claiming a blood bath at a police academy in Pakistan. The country mourning more than 50 people killed, many of them young cadets. Gunmen stormed the the college late Monday night in the city of Quetta. As Reuters, Mehreen Zahra-Malik explains, the Islamic State named has been linked to more and more attacks in Pakistan.
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>> But in the last few months, we've seen that the group has claimed responsibility for several incidents including major suicide bombings. All these attacks are also being claimed by other groups like Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, which is an offshoot of the Taliban. So these overlapping themes exist. So I think that what's happening is that the Islamic State remains like a more this brand name.
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More of a brand name than a group still village enforce here and groups around the world are jumping on that bandwagon and cashing in on their popularity and the fear they command.>> Top military commanders say they intercepted calls between the militants and their handlers in neighboring Afghanistan.
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Pointing to a coordinated attack on a tempting target for militants.>> In recent video tapes and messages, militants are saying that we now are not just gonna give the lawyer in the court or the policeman in the station, but we're going to go after the places where they've prepared, the schools, the universities, the colleges, the training facilities that made their contribution
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>> So the police academy is a good target in that way but also it's a kind of target that sends across the message that the people mend to. They're not safe themselves and that creates a more heightened sense of fear.>> Monday's attack the deadliest in the country since the suicide bomber blew himself up at a Quetta Hospital in August
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>> Taking at least 70 people with him in an attack that was also claimed by Islamic State.