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Nov 08, 2012, 01.37 PM IST | Source: PTI

Taliban suicide bomber targets Pak Rangers HQ; 2 killed

Taliban suicide bomber targets Pak Rangers HQ; 2 killed

Karachi, Nov 8 (PTI) A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck laden with over 100 kg of explosives into the headquarters of the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers here today, killing at least two security personnel and injuring over 20 others. The attacker slammed the truck into the gate of the Pakistan Rangers office in North Nazimabad area of Karachi at about 7 am. The powerful explosion, which was heard across the country's largest city, caused extensive damage to the building and a section of it collapsed. Two Pakistan Rangers personnel were killed in the attack, officials were quoted as saying by TV news channels. Over 20 people were also injured in the blast. The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack, Geo News reported. Officials of the bomb disposal squad said over 100 kg of explosives were used in the attack. The explosion triggered a fire in the Pakistan Rangers building that was put out after about 90 minutes. Footage on television showed a column of smoke rising into the sky. The blast also damaged several nearby buildings. (More) PTI RHL KIM

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