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13 Killed, 24 Hurt in Taliban Blast Near Pakistan’s Army HQ

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- An explosion killed at least 13 people and injured 24 others near the Pakistani army's headquarters early Monday, police and military officials said.

Police said a suicide bomber on a bicycle unsuccessfully tried to flee when he was stopped for a security check but then detonated his explosives in Rawalpindi.

Military officials said the attack occurred at 8 a.m. local time on Monday (10 p.m. ET Sunday). The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack came only a day after 20 army and paramilitary personnel were killed in a bomb blast in Bannu, in the northwest part of the country.