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Parcel Bomb Injures 2 in Pakistan

November 5, 2002

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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) _ Two parcel bombs were delivered to a police station in southern Sindh province Tuesday, and one exploded, injuring two officers, authorities said.

The second bomb was discovered before it went off.

No one took responsibility for the bombs sent to a police station in Kandh Kot, 260 miles north of Karachi.

Karachi Police Chief Sayed Kamal Shah refused to speculate who might have sent the bombs, and did not say what type of explosives were used. There were no identifying markings on either bomb.

A police officer in Kandh Kot, who identified himself only as Mustafa, said several packages had been sent to the police station Tuesday and it was not clear where the explosive-laden packages originated.

On Oct. 16 at least nine parcel bombs packed with C-4 explosives were sent to offices in Karachi of the Criminal Investigation Division, the provincial home secretary’s office and the deputy investigator-general for police operations. Nine people were injured in the resulting explosions.

Police are searching for Asif Ramzi, a Pakistani whose name was used as the sender of e-mails claiming responsibility on behalf of militant Muslims for the earlier attacks.

The e-mail said the bombs were ``a warning to those police officers involved in operations against ‘Mujahedeen’ (holy warriors) at the behest of the Americans.″ Police believe the e-mail was genuine.

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