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Suicide Truck Bomb Kills Two Pakistani Rangers

November 08, 2012

A suicide truck bomber has attacked Pakistani paramilitary security forces in a suburb of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.

A spokesman for the Rangers paramilitary force says at least two of its members died and 19 others were wounded in the assault on the residential area of their complex.

The Rangers help Karachi police maintain security.

The Ranger spokesman said the bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the gates of an apartment block but was unable to get the vehicle into the complex.

Several bystanders were also injured.

It was not immediately clear who may have carried out the attack.

The southern port city of Karachi sees frequent violence connected to sectarian, ethnic, and political disputes

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, Reuters, and dpa

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/pakistan-karachi-truck-bomb/24764553.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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