Officials said the death toll could rise to more than 70, a grim and dramatic reminder that Pakistan, a Muslim nation of 160 million that shares a porous 1,500-mile border with Afghanistan, has not been able to quell terrorist attacks despite the efforts of a large professional army and other security forces.Your assignment is to edit it into two or more concise sentences, eliminating the gaudy and unnecessary phrase, "a grim and dramatic reminder."
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