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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 July, 2004, 06:44 GMT 07:44 UK
Man killed in Karachi bomb attack
A student collects hats from scene of the wreckage
It is not clear why the seminary was targeted
A roadside bomb in the Pakistani city of Karachi has killed one person and injured at least six others.

Police officers said those caught in the blast - staff from an Islamic training college - appeared to be the intended target of the attack.

They said the bomb was detonated as the college vehicle passed by.

An officer identified the dead man as Mohammed Azam, an electrician at the school. Those injured were reported to be either teachers or students.

"Bomb disposal experts, after examining the damaged vehicle, have confirmed that it was a bomb which was probably detonated by remote control," deputy police inspector General Tariq Jamil told the AP news agency.

It was not clear who planted the bomb, or why the Jamiah Rashdiya seminary was targeted.

Karachi is Pakistan's largest city, with a population of 14 million people.

Many attacks have taken place in the port, often against foreigners, Christians or Shia Muslims.

Most are blamed on Islamic militants.


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