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4 killed, 11 injured in suicide attack in Karachi, Pakistan

04-05-2012 16:01 BJT

ISLAMABAD, April 5 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were killed and 11 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a senior police officer's convoy in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday.

The local Urdu TV channel Samaa quoted police sources as saying that a man riding on a motorcycle blew himself up near the police convoy on a busy road in the Malir Halt area of Karachi.

Two policemen were killed and ten others injured in the blast.

Rao Anwar, Senior Superintendent Police of Malir Halt area, escaped the attack but his armored vehicle and two escort vehicles were damaged.

Rao was on his way to office when the attack took place. He said that he chose to use an armored vehicle on duty after he had received life threats a couple of days ago.

Following the blast, police and paramilitary force cordoned off the area and one suspect was arrested in the search operation.

The identity of the suicide bomber has yet to be determined, said police.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier on Thursday, three policemen were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Karachi.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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