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Pakistan Suspects Link in Karachi, Riyadh Attacks

Multiple bombings at British and U.S. petrol stations in the Pakistani city of Karachi could have been connected to this week’s bloody attacks on Western targets in Saudi Arabia, a senior official said on Friday. The small blasts at 19 Shell and two Caltex stations on Thursday caused just four minor injuries and little damage, unlike the Riyadh blasts, which killed 34 people. But they caused widespread alarm and underscored the risks for Western firms doing business in Pakistan, just days after President Pervez Musharraf appealed for more foreign investment. “Their aim was not to kill, but perhaps to put across a message that foreign concerns are under threat,” said Aftab Sheikh, head of Karachi’s provincial interior ministry, told Reuters. “We have got clues. We suspect there could be a connection between the Karachi attacks and the terrorist strikes in Saudi Arabia. It appears to be the work of same tribe of people.” Security forces were on heightened alert at foreign businesses and diplomatic missions in Pakistan on Friday. Full Story

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