Small bombs exploded at 18 Shell petrol stations in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Thursday, three days after suicide bombings on Western targets in oil-rich Saudi Arabia killed 34 people. Shell Pakistan said one customer, three station attendants and one security guard received minor injuries in the attacks, which began before dawn and hit a total of 18 stations. Police said there were no serious injuries or damage. Tariq Jameel, a deputy inspector general of police in the port city, said small devices packed into boxes were placed inside garbage bins at the stations and appeared aimed to scare. “The aim was to create panic and the target was Shell,” he said. Pakistan’s main commercial city has seen a series of attacks against Western targets blamed on Islamic extremists in the past year. Police have rounded up suspects in recent months, including some suspected members of the al Qaeda network. Full Story
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