Death toll from Karachi blast rises to 17
November 12th, 2010
04:02 PM ET

Death toll from Karachi blast rises to 17

The death toll from a suicide car bomb attack on a police facility in Pakistan's largest city has risen to 17, police said.

The number of wounded in the attack - which took place in the city of Karachi on Thursday - has also risen to 180, said police official Javed Hussain.

Hussain said about 500 kg (1,100 lbs) of explosives was used in the attack.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told CNN that the Taliban carried out the attack, which police say targeted building that housed a Crime Investigation Department facility.

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