Car bomb kills 3, injures 18 outside Pakistani paramilitary HQ
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a government paramilitary base in Karachi on November 8.
November 7th, 2012
11:20 PM ET

Car bomb kills 3, injures 18 outside Pakistani paramilitary HQ

[Updated 5:24 a.m.] A military spokesman said 3 people have died due to the blast. The injured toll stands at 18. 

[Updated 11:48 p.m.]  Military spokesman Major Bilal Farooq said 21 Rangers were injured; 11 were evacuated to a hospital; 3 are in critical condition. He condemned the attack as a "cowardly act."

[Updated 11:24 p.m.] Javed Odho, a senior Karachi police official, that it was a suicide attack. A truck carrying more than 100 kg (220 lbs) of explosive material hit a gate of Rangers headquarter.

Among the 13 injured, 9 are ranger officials, 3 are passersby and the other was a policeman, Odho said.

[Posted at 11:20 p.m.] A car bomb exploded in Karachi early this morning, injuring 13 people and destroying parts of the Rangers headquarters, said a senior police official.

The Rangers are a paramilitary force assigned to provide security in areas of conflict.

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