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Two Killed in Pakistan Bomb Blast

  • VOA News

Men move an injured Special Service Unit (SSU) soldier outside a hospital, after he was wounded with others from an explosion near their vehicle, in Karachi, March 27, 2015.

Pakistani police say a bomb blast has killed two people and wounded at least 13 others in Karachi.

Officials say the explosion Friday morning was caused by a bomb planted on a motorcycle. Police say the bomb was detonated when a police bus passed by the motorcycle. Most of the victims were police.

"The policemen were coming from Razzaqabad to resume duty at Bilawal house. When they reached here, a motorcycle was parked here and suddenly the explosion took place. Two of the policemen died, about 13, 14 were wounded,” said Raza Mohammad, a police official.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that "such cowardly acts" will not weaken his government's determination to eliminate terrorism.