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Pakistan tightens security at foreign consulates after Riyadh bombing

Pakistani police beefed up security around diplomatic missions and foreign interests in southern port city Karachi following the weekend suicide bombing that killed at least 17 people in Riyadh. “We have increased patrols and have deployed extra forces around foreign missions in particular after Sunday’s bombing in Riyadh,” police chief of southern Sindh province Syed Kamal Shah told AFP. Shah warned last month that suicide attacks were possible in Karachi, where two suicide car bomb blasts last year killed 26 people including 11 French naval engineers and where US journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and killed. Security has been particularly tightened around the Saudi, US and British consulates. The US consulate was targeted in one of last year’s attacks, in which 12 Pakistanis were killed. Full Story

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