Official says 3 dead in bomb in northwest Pakistan

KARACHI -- Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle carrying a senior police officer in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing him and his guard before fleeing, while just hours later in the northwest of the country a powerful bomb ripped through a remote tribal region, killing three people and wounding another 25.


Zulfiqar Larik, deputy inspector general of police, said no one claimed the drive-by shooting that took place in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, but suspicion fell on local militants who often claim responsibility for attacks on security forces in Karachi and elsewhere in the country.