Gunmen kill 3 security troops guarding mosque in Pakistan

  • AP, Islamabad
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2015 18:03 IST

A senior Pakistani security official says gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire, killing three security troops deployed outside a mosque in a residential area in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.

Major general Bilal Akbar, the director-general of Pakistan’s paramilitary Rangers, says a fourth Ranger was wounded in Friday’s attack.

Akbar says the Rangers were inside a vehicle that was parked near the mosque when the assailants opened fire. In comments to local media, he says the attackers likely sought to target the mosque or a nearby seminary.

Karachi is capital of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province and has been the site of frequent militant attacks in the past.

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