3 Pakistani security officers killed in attack

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Associated Press

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 3 at 12:34 PM

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police and hospital officials say attackers threw a grenade at a vehicle carrying paramilitary security officers in Karachi in southern Pakistan, killing three of them and wounding three others.

Police spokesman Imran Shaukat says the attack took place near the headquarters of paramilitary forces called the Rangers in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, the capital of southern Sindh province.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility, saying they targeted the Rangers for working against them.

Dr. Seemi Jamali said the bodies of the three dead officers arrived at her government hospital.

She said three security personnel and one civilian were wounded in the Wednesday attack.

Karachi has a long history of such incidents. It has also been the scene of political and sectarian violence in recent years.

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