26 Jun '13, 3pm

12 killed as Pakistani Taliban target antiterrorism judge in Karachi

12 killed as Pakistani Taliban target antiterrorism judge in Karachi

The mangled vehicle of Maqbool Baqir, a senior antiterrorism judge in Karachi, is inspected by Pakistani investigators after it was struck by a remote-controlled bomb on June 26, 2013. The Pakistani Taliban were quick to claim credit for the attack. Photo source: AFP Sindh High Court Justice Maqbool Baqir barely survived a devastating roadside bombing as he traveled in a secured convoy near the Burns Road area in the sprawling city of Karachi this morning. The blast, which was triggered by remote control and included explosives tethered to a parked motorcycle, tore through Baqir's SUV and killed 12 people, most of them Baqir's security guards. An additional three police vans and two motorcycles were also damaged in the powerful explosion. Baqir was rushed to a local hospital with severe head injuries caused by the bomb, which included ball bearings used as shrapnel. Hospit...

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