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At Least Three Killed In Bomb Attacks In Karachi

Rangers and policemen inspect a damaged paramilitary van following a bomb blast in Karachi.
KARACHI, Pakistan -- Pakistani police said at least three members of the security forces were killed in separate attacks in the southern city of Karachi on January 29.

In the first attack, assailants threw a grenade at a vehicle carrying paramilitary troops, killing one of them. Minutes later, a roadside bomb in the same area wounded three security personnel.

In a separate attack later on Wednesday, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the paramilitary Rangers headquarters, killing at least one Ranger and a security guard.

A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks. Karachi, a city of 18 million people, has been plagued by ethnic, sectarian, and political violence for years.

With reporting by AP and AFP