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Blasts kill at least 7 in Pakistan's Karachi

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a crowded Sufi shrine compound in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi today.

world Updated: Oct 07, 2010 21:41 IST

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a crowded Sufi shrine compound in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least seven people, police said.

Police and ambulances rushed to the scene.

The U.S.-backed Pakistani government is battling Taliban insurgents who remain effective despite military crackdowns on their strongholds in the northwest near the Afghan border.

The Pakistani army has been stretched because of its relief efforts during and after summer floods which made over 10 million people homeless and inflicted billions of dollars in damage. Karachi is Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub.