Small bombs exploded at 19 Shell petrol stations and two belonging to Caltex 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, owned by Anglo Dutch giant Royal Dutch/Shell Group, said one customer, three station attendants and a security guard received minor injuries in the attacks. Police said 19 Shell stations and two belonging to Caltex Pakistan, a subsidiary of U.S. giant Caltex, were hit. They said the small devices were packed into boxes placed in garbage bins and appeared aimed to scare. 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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