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Closing ritual at India-Pakistan border hit by suicide bomber

Spectators gather on the streets to witness the daily theatrics at the Wagah-Attari border crossing.
Spectators gather on the streets to witness the daily theatrics at the Wagah-Attari border crossing. Image by Stefan Krasowski / CC BY 2.0

The daily closing-of-the-border ritual at the only road crossing between India and Pakistan has been hit by a suicide bomber, killing 55 Pakistani spectators. The daily ceremony, in which soldiers from both sides perform an almost theatrical display of marching and saluting, has become a popular tourist spectacle on both sides of the border, but all traffic across the border at Wagah-Attari has been suspended following the blast. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com