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Attacks in Pakistan kill 28, ruin shrine

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan’s leaders faced a fresh crisis Saturday after militants in the resistive Baluchistan Province destroyed a national monument honoring the country’s founder, bombed a bus carrying female college students and the hospital they were taken to, then took over part of the hospital.

The attacks, carried out by separate militant groups, seemed likely to escalate decades of turmoil in the southwestern part of the country.

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