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Man with US passport blows himself up in Pakistan
Pakistan: suspected militant who blew himself up was carrying US and Pakistani passports
By The Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) ' Pakistani authorities say a militant who blew himself up in southern Pakistan during a raid by security forces was carrying a U.S. and a Pakistani passport.

A Saturday statement by Pakistan's paramilitary Rangers said the dead man had been identified as Saeed Abdul Salam.

The statement says he detonated an explosive device Thursday when troops raided his apartment in the port city of Karachi.



The U.S. Embassy could not immediately confirm the development.

The statement says Salam had divorced his wife a month ago and was living with four children, who were unharmed.

Karachi is home to around 18 million people and is the capital of Sindh province. Several al-Qaida and Taliban operatives have been captured or killed there in recent years.


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