Karachi: A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a bus carrying policemen in this southern Pakistani city today, killing 13 people and injuring 50 others.
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), with which the government is negotiating to end a bloody insurgency, claimed responsibility for the attack outside a police training centre.
The bomber targeted the bus as it was coming out of the centre in Shah Latif Town on the outskirts of Karachi. "The bus was taking policemen for security duties when the incident took place," SSP Aamir Shaukat said.
Seemi Jamali, a top official at Jinnah Hospital, said 11 policemen were killed. Rescue officials said two civilians were among the dead.
Jamali said at least 50 people were injured and the condition of 10 of them was critical. She added the death toll could rise.