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A police officer cordons off the site of a suicide blast in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Monday.
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.
This story was originally published on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:31 PM EST