Thursday, November 11, 2010

Explosion At Karachi Police Station Kills At Least 25 - Photos

Pakistani investigators inspect a bomb blast site in Karachi on November 11, 2010. Militants armed with guns and a truck bomb demolished a police department used to detain terror suspects in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi killing 18 people and wounding 130 others.

An attack on a police station killed at least 25 people and wounded scores more Thursday in Karachi, Pakistan. Taliban fighters began the attack with a volley of gunfire, then detonated a car bomb that left a 40-foot crater in front of the building. The police station is a high-profile, highly-secured location in "politically tense" Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city. The bombing is a significant one for the Pakistani arm of the Taliban, which was operating far outside the northwestern mountains where it has established itself. The attack brought down the police station, killing dozens, injuring at least 100, and trapping people under the rubble. According to al-Jazeera, "rescue workers at the site were ferrying people on stretchers into ambulances, while dazed civilians stumbled into the street amidst a mass of twisted metal."



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