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Huge Car Bomb Found Near U.S. Consulate in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan defused a huge car bomb found outside the U.S. consulate in Karachi on Monday, just two days before Secretary of State Colin Powell visits the country. A van packed with explosives was towed away from the consulate during the morning rush hour to a nearby sports ground, where bomb disposal experts defused it, police said. “If this exploded it would have caused massive destruction,” Munir Ahmed Sheikh, a sub-inspector at the city’s bomb squad, told Reuters. “God has saved us.” A suicide car bombing outside the same consulate in June 2002 killed 12 Pakistanis and wounded 45. That attack was the work of Islamic militants opposed to Pakistani cooperation in the U.S.-led war on terror. Full Story

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