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Police Link Pakistan Church Bomb, Consulate Blast

A car bomb that wounded 11 people outside the Anglican cathedral in Pakistan’s biggest city was similar to one used by Muslim militants to kill 12 people outside the U.S. consulate in 2002, police said on Friday. The bomb used in Thursday’s attack outside the Holy Trinity Cathedral was made of fertilizer and concealed in a Suzuki car stolen from a middle-class Karachi neighborhood that morning, a senior police officer told Reuters. “Initial investigations suggest it was a fertilizer bomb very much similar to what was used in the U.S consulate attack,” said the officer, who declined to be identified. The blast was the first attack on a Christian target in Pakistan in many months. The wounded included two Christians as well as six paramilitary soldiers and policemen who had arrived to investigate a blast caused by a small grenade moments earlier. Full Story

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