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Twin Blasts Kill 3 in Pakistan

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Pakistani security personnel cordon off the area of blasts in Karachi, Pakistan on, May 4, 2013.

Pakistani security personnel cordon off the area of blasts in Karachi, Pakistan on, May 4, 2013.

Two blasts in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi have killed three people near the office of a political party critical of the Taliban.

Police say the explosions late Saturday went off near the offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the biggest political party in the city. More than 20 people were wounded.

The party has supported army action against militants that operate from Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan has been experiencing a wave of violence connected to historic elections, scheduled for next Saturday, that will mark the country's first transfer of power from one elected civilian government to another.

Most of the violence has been perpetrated by Taliban militants, targeting various political parties and their candidates.

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