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2 Killed in Karachi Car Bombing - 2004-08-07

Police in Pakistan say a car bomb has killed two people and wounded at least three others in the restive port city of Karachi.

Authorities say the bomb went off early Saturday, outside a car rental shop in a southern residential district.

So far, there have been no claims of responsibility for the attack.

Karachi has been hit by a number of bomb blasts in recent months. Police blame Islamic extremists and al-Qaida-linked militants for most of the attacks.

Meanwhile, Pakistan says it has arrested another 18 suspected members of the al-Qaida terror network in an early Friday raid in Lahore, the Punjab provincial capital.

They say the raid was based on information from two recently captured senior al-Qaida operatives: Tanzanian national Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani and Pakistani computer expert Naeem Noor Khan.